An executive with Emriates Airlines, has claimed the Malaysian government knows much more about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 than it is letting on.
The senior official said that information is being withheld and questioned the role of the Malaysian military when the plane disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board.
Emirates chief executive Tim Clark also said that a depressed pilot did not deliberately crash the plane, reported The Week UK. He said a suicidal pilot would have dived into the sea rather than planning a plane crash out in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
He also questioned how the pilot would have disabled the aircraft’s navigation systems.
“That requires you to leave the flight deck and go down through a trap door in the floor,” he said. “But somehow this thing was disabled so much so that the ground tracking capability was eliminated.”
He said that Malaysian officials have not released enough information.
“We need to know who was on this aeroplane in the detail that obviously some people do know,” he said, and added that “we need to know what was in the hold of the aeroplane, in the detail we need to know, in a transparent manner.
“I think we will know more if there is full transparency of everything that everybody knows. I do not believe that the information held by some is on the table,” he said.
He continued: “This is a very busy part of Southeast Asia, the notion that we should not be able to identify if it is friend or foe, or we can on primary radar and do nothing about it, is bizarre What would have happened if the aircraft would have turned back to fly into the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur?”
Meanwhile, search coordinator Peter Foley has said the wreckage of the plane will be found.
“Something is going to wash up somewhere on the beach, most probably in Sumatra,” he told News.com.au. He added: “Personally, I think something eventually will be found. Things in the ocean take a long time to come ashore.”
He said that fishing has been banned near the search area because the fishing lines could get tangled in the six-kilometer-long cables towing the search equipment.
“At times the weather out there has been absolutely terrible, with ten to 12 metre seas,” he also said. “It’s not an easy environment by any stretch of the imagination, it’s very challenging but there are good risk management systems in place so people aren’t being put in harm’s way.”