Asia & Pacific

Report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Pilot Conducted Similar Route on Computer

A Malaysia Airlines ground staff member unloads luggage from a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
A Malaysia Airlines ground staff member unloads luggage from a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

The captain of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 conducted a simulated flight deep into the southern Indian Ocean several weeks before the plane disappeared in...




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