AN OFFICIAL police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has identified the captain as the prime suspect — if it is proven human intervention was involved. Captain Zaharie Shah became the focus of the special investigation in Malaysia after all other passengers were cleared of any suspicion, The Sunday Times reported.

In the greatest aviation mystery of our time, MH370 vanished without a trace with 239 people on board while en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8 this year. Although the new conclusion gives insight into the police focus, it does not solve the riddle of the disappearance as the investigation has not ruled out the possibility of terrorism or mechanical failure.

After conducting 170 interviews, investigators noted strange behaviour by the pilot. He had made no future plans – socially or professionally – and his home flight simulator was programmed with a flight path into the depths of the Southern Ocean before landing the plane on an island with a small runway. The drills were deleted from the computer but specialists were able to retrieve the files. There is also speculation his home life was fraught with difficulties, though this has been denied by his family… see more