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New information surfaces in MH370 investigation

A new investigation into the disappearance of flight MH370 has shed new light on how the plane may have crashed.

Investigators looking at the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 believe the “abnormal” turns made by the plane could only have been done manually.

The pilot of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was in control of the plane “until the end”, French investigators said.

The team was given access to a “considerable amount” of Boeing flight data, which they said showed “some abnormal turns made by the 777 can only be done manually”.

The new information also adds to the conclusion Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a troubled, lonely man who deliberately killed all 239 passengers and crew on-board the doomed plane.

The Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight vanished from radars on March 8, 2014 while moving on from Malaysian to Vietnamese airspace.

New information surfaces in MH370 investigation

Investigators looking at the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 believe the ‘abnormal’ turns made by the plane could only have been done manually.Source:Supplied

The Government officially ended its search in May last year, following a series of fruitless attempts to map the plane’s crash site.

France is the only country still conducting a judicial inquiry into the crash, where two investigating magistrates are looking into the deaths of three French passengers — the wife and two children of French engineer Ghyslain Wattrelos.

Mr Wattrelos said he was “delighted” with the work that’s been carried out, telling French newspaper Le Parisien: “I hope that by analysing all the data collected at Boeing they will discover a problem that will be obvious to them.

“For now, they provide incredible work that allows to evacuate some tracks but is not conclusive.”

However, he said he remained convinced the plane was likely “taken down” but couldn’t explain why he believed that.

According to the outlet, the data found so far “lends weight” to the idea “someone was behind the control stick when the plane broke up in the Indian Ocean”.

A source close to the inquiry said someone was flying the plane “until the end”.

“Certain abnormal turns made by the 777 can only have been carried out manually. Someone was in control,” the source said, adding “there is nothing to suggest anyone else entered the cockpit”.

The new information also adds to the conclusion Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was clinically depressed.Source:news.com.au

Last month, aviation specialist William Langewiesche claimed the pilot was behind the plane’s disappearance.

“There is a strong suspicion among investigators in the aviation and intelligence communities that he was clinically depressed,” he wrote in The Atlantic.

He alleged Mr Shah was either incapacitated or killed his co-pilot and took control of the plane, depressurised the cabin to kill all those on board and then steered the Boeing 777 out to sea.

Friends of Mr Shah’s said his behaviour had changed after his wife left him, he had become obsessed with two young models and “spent a lot of time pacing empty rooms”.

“Zaharie’s marriage was bad. In the past he slept with some of the flight attendants. And so what? We all do,” one old friend told the magazine. “You’re flying all over the world with these beautiful girls in the back. But his wife knew.”

Last month, aviation security expert Tim Termini said there might be reasons to believe the plane was deliberately taken over.

He told Channel 5’s Flight MH370 documentary there were a whole number of ways in which a hijacking could have taken place — through a crew member, “coming from a passenger”, or a “stowaway”.

He also suggested there could have been an electronic takeover of the plane from a ground-based station.

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