Breaking News: Malaysian prime minister: Jet's transponder deliberately disabled
The missing Malaysian jet was hijacked by one of its own pilots or someone else aboard with flying experience, one of the country’s investigators said Saturday.“It is conclusive” and no longer a theory, said the unnamed Malaysian government official, who is involved with the investigation into the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines jetliner on March 8.The official said no motive had been uncovered, no demands for ransom had been made and it was unclear where the plane — with 239 passengers and crew members aboard — was taken.
He said evidence that led to the conclusion included signs that the plane’s communications were switched off deliberately, data about the flight path and indications the plane was steered in a way to avoid detection by radar.
The last known position of MH370 was pinpointed as it headed east over the Peninsular Malaysia. Rada pings then suggest the plane could have then taken two paths along 'corridors' which are currently being searched. The northern corridor extends from northern Thailand to the Kazakstan-Turkmenistan border, while the south extends from Indonesia into the southern Indian Ocean
Satellite data shows hijacked MH370 was last seen flying towards Pakistan OR Indian Ocean as Malaysian PM admits tracking devices were switched off before an 'experienced' pilot flew it off course..
*Officials confirmed missing plane was hijacked by one or several people
*Could have turned off communication system and steered it off-course
*Now believed plane could have flown for six hours after contact was lost
*Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak refused to confirm the reports
*Investigators working to establish motive and where plane was taken
*Reports suggest home of one of the pilots is currently being searched