[Ed. – That’s certainly interesting. It appears Malaysian investigators knew about this from early on, but never told the public. Experts have been pretty confident about one of the pieces of debris that may be from the lost aircraft — the first one thought to be credibly identified, which was found off the island of Reunion in 2015. With the simulator route flown by pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah matching up with the route the lost plane is thought to have followed, authorities will be more likely to want to close the books on this. The public will be relatively satisfied with concluding that it was a mass-murder/suicide incident.]
New York has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances. The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide.
The document…reveals that after the plane disappeared in March of 2014, Malaysia turned over to the FBI hard drives that Zaharie used to record sessions on an elaborate home-built flight simulator. The FBI was able to recover six deleted data points that had been stored by the Microsoft Flight Simulator X program in the weeks before MH370 disappeared, according to the document. … The document reads, in part:
Based on the Forensics Analysis conducted on the 5 HDDs obtained from the Flight Simulator from MH370 Pilot’s house, we found a flight path, that lead to the Southern Indian Ocean, among the numerous other flight paths charted on the Flight Simulator, that could be of interest, as contained in Table 2.