MH370 captain’s simulator had Indian Ocean route, says Australian officials

Malaysia has rejected the report and claimed it as false.

By: AP | Sydney | Published: July 28, 2016 9:55:18 am
mh370, missing malaysian airplane, boeing 777, mh370 search team, flight mh370, malaysia news, world news, aircraft tragedies, missing airplanes, malaysian airplane missing, latest news FILE PHOTO: The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool/File photo

Australian officials have confirmed that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

There has been confusion over what was found on Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s flight simulator since New York Magazine reported last week that an FBI analysis showed Zaharie had conducted a simulated flight to the southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished along a similar route.

Malaysia rejected the report as false. But Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Center confirmed on Thursday that the captain’s simulator did indeed show that “someone had plotted a course to the southern Indian Ocean.”

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