Fariq Abdul Hamid, Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight Co-Pilot, May Have Hijacked Plane: Chinese Blog

March 13, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The latest speculation on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is that co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid hijacked the plane.

Chinese media outlets and blogs have been speculating nonstop about what happened to the plane, which vanished early Saturday Asia time after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. 

Chinese media earned widespread criticism by reporting that a satellite image available three days prior may have been showing a part of the wreckage of the plane, because when ships went to look in the area they didn’t find any concrete evidence.

Now Chinese blog Aboluowang speculates that from the clues available, the Malaysia Airlines pilots–the co-pilot in particular–may have hijacked the plane.

The blog, voicing the concerns of many about the airlines changing story, says that the pilot or pilots may have made contact with the airlines to issue demands between the time of 1:30 a.m. and 2:40 a.m. The airlines “deliberately concealed” the demands and changed its story to try to hide what happened, the blog speculates.

The blog admits that there hasn’t been a clear motive established for a potential hijacking. Both pilots worked with the airlines for years, with Hamid joining in 2007.

There hasn’t been any concrete evidence that a hijacking occurred, or much concrete evidence at all, leading to rampant speculation.

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