The pilots of a missing Malaysian jet breezed through a security check-point shortly before they disappeared with a plane full of people, new video shows.
Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a committed supporter of Malaysia’s main opposition leader, stepped through the metal detector first. After a quick pat down, he was on his way.
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is said to have been a devoted supporter of Malaysia’s main opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim.
Co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid followed calmly behind.
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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is patted down as he walks through security in Kuala Lumpur before embarking on the flight that went missing.
The routine scene, captured in a grainy security video, is striking in its normalcy. The two pilots appear cool and calm just hours before they would vanish with flight MH370, sparking a mystery elite investigators from across the world have yet to unravel.
Every detail of the pilots’ lives is now under scrutiny as officials say the plane was hijacked and steered off course by someone with flying experience.
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Co-Pilot Fariq Hamid makes a quick pit stop at a security in Kuala Lampur before leaving on the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight that’s been missing since March 8.
Police scoured the two men’s homes near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, more than a week after the plane vanished.
Investigators are looking into the First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid as the search continues for a Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished during a flight to Beijing.
The probe has focused on Shah’s political ties after the veteran pilot was tied to opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Ibrahim was sentenced on March 7 to five years in prison for sodomy. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER bound for Beijing disappeared the next day with 239 passengers and crew aboard.
A woman on Sunday walks past a banner filled with signatures and well-wishes for all involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Investigators now believe the flight was deliberately steered off course, and Malaysian officials have questioned whether political payback might be behind the doomed flight.
Someone aboard the plane switched off communication devices during the flight and banked the plane sharply to the west, officials said.
The aircraft disappeared from civilian radar about seven hours before.
The search crews have refocused two wide-ranging corridors — inland toward Kazakhstan and south into the Indian Ocean.
Investigators continue to dig into the background of the two pilots. The probe also includes crew and ground staff as officials search for any clues.
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