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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 pilot's chilling final message before '12-minute nose dive'

The chilling final words of the pilot who was on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that went missing ten years ago have been revealed. First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid (27) who was a co-pilot with Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah spoke the final words to ground controllers in Malaysia before the plane vanished into Vietnamese airspace.

On March 8, 2014, a commercial aircraft disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

A decade later, there remains no conclusive explanation for the fate of the plane and its 227 passengers and 12 crew members. This event is widely considered one of the most confounding mysteries in aviation history.

According to the officials, Mr Fariq final words were “Alright, goodnight”, reports Mirror Online. 

He allegedly spoke the ominous words 12 minutes after the initial communication system went offline, and just two minutes prior to the final transponder being deactivated. 

Mr Fariq began his career with the airline as a trainee in 2007 and completed his training at a flight school on Langkawi Island.  He served as a second officer for Boeing 737-400 planes before advancing to first officer in 2010.

In 2012, he was promoted to first officer for the Airbus A330-300, and the following year, he received another promotion to the B777-200.

Following the initiation of an investigation, Malaysian authorities verified that the plane’s tracking devices were intentionally deactivated within the cockpit. 

Officials suspect a deliberate act in disabling communications, resulting in the aircraft being intentionally diverted from its designated course.

Journalist Ean Higgins, author of “The Hunt For MH370,” believes he has a clear understanding of what happened to the jet. According to amateur detective Mick Gilbert’s theory, although lacking concrete evidence, a devastating cockpit fire occurred approximately 40 minutes into the flight due to a windshield heater malfunction on the pilot’s side.

Mr Ean suggests that this fire may have damaged critical systems, including the secondary radar transponder and communication systems. Pilots are trained to handle such emergencies by donning oxygen masks and cutting power to the heater.

However, Ean proposes that this action set off a catastrophic chain of events leading to the loss of everyone on board. The loss of power likely also disabled the satellite data unit, severing communication with satellites.

Ean speculates that First Officer Hamid likely assumed control of the plane while Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah dealt with the fire. Once the situation was under control, they would have attempted a distress call.

In such emergencies, pilots are trained to prioritise keeping the plane airborne and finding the nearest airport. Ean believes that during the crisis, one of the pilots’ oxygen masks was dislodged, filling the cockpit with flammable oxygen and potentially causing an explosion.

Captain Zaharie, already dealing with the fire, likely survived, but First Officer Fariq may have been incinerated while trying to control the plane. This explosion would have weakened the aircraft’s windshield, causing rapid decompression.

Passenger oxygen masks would deploy, providing about 12 minutes of air in the uncontrollable plane. The author further suggests that Captain Zaharie might have briefly left the cockpit to secure an oxygen mask before returning. With communication equipment destroyed, he faced a horrifying decision.

With limited oxygen and many passengers unconscious or dead, Zaharie could attempt a crash landing over Penang, risking many lives on the ground. Alternatively, he could divert the plane over the Southern Indian Ocean, sacrificing everyone on board to save those on the ground.


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