Experts think they've finally solved mystery of disappeared Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

Experts think they've finally solved mystery of disappeared Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

Experts think they've finally solved mystery of disappeared Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

In addition, Vance believes Shah put on an oxygen mask before depressurizing the plane so that the passengers and crew members would pass out. They explained this could be the cause for the odd silence on board the plane as it veered off its scheduled route.

"Captain Zaharie dipped his wing to see Penang, his hometown", Boeing 777 senior pilot and instructor Simon Hardy told "60 Minutes".

One view is that the plane was deliberately piloted off course by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, possibly as part of a suicide attempt.

The Malaysia Airlines jet - carrying 239 people - vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, above the Indian Ocean.

Ocean Infinity started the search on January 22, following a failed $200 million search for the plane.

That allowed the aircraft to stay off of military radar - and it was a success, says Hardy, since no military aircraft were sent up to dispatch the craft.

Captain Keane's comments come after the launch of a book by Larry Vance, a Canadian air crash investigator with a similar theory on the crash.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's final report said authorities were no closer to knowing the reasons for the plane's disappearance or to finding the exact location of its crash.

"As the aircraft went across Thailand and Malaysia, it runs down the border, which is wiggling underneath, meaning it's going in and out of those two countries, which is where their jurisdictions are", Hardy told the program.

"If you were commissioning me to do this operation and try and make a 777 disappear, I would do exactly the same thing", he said.

"As far as I'm concerned it's very accurate flying".

Still, as News.com.au wrote, the experts' hypotheses are just theories - and not entirely new ones.

The team of experts also included an oceanographer, a veteran pilot and the former Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief in charge of investigating MH370, according to The Washington Post.

Many possible motives were theorised after the plane vanished, with claims that Shah brought down the plane in a fit of rage after hearing his wife was leaving him, as well as rumours that he hijacked his own plane in protest of the jailing of then-Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, being floated in the press.

A group called the Chinese Martyrs' Brigade claimed responsibility for the downing, although skeptical officials called it a hoax.

Ocean Infinity CEO Oliver Plunkett said the company's technology had performed "exceptionally well" and collected "significant amounts of high-quality data".

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