There are few answers about what happened to Flight 370. But we are learning more about the people who boarded that plane more than a week ago. For their families, this search is less about finding a plane and more about finding mothers, fathers, children and friends.
Each night this week, Anderson has ended AC360 by telling their stories.
Watch what happens when Martin Savidge tries to recreate extreme changes in altitude inside a Boeing 777 flight simulator. Officials say this may be what happened on board Flight 370.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's 50-year-old Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah has 18,365 flight hours under his belt. He is also reportedly a flight instructor. A friend of Shah, Peter Chong, spoke to Anderson. "He is very friendly, caring, and very professional guy who's committed to his job and who loves flying," said Chong about his friend, Captain Shah. He also said the captain told him about recreating flying scenarios on a home flight simulator. According to Chong, Shah seemed like his usual self a week before the flight's disappearance. "He is a very professional pilot who loves his job, who loves flying, and I wouldn't think that he would be in any way involved in it," said Chong.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports that according to a U.S. official, authorities here in the U.S. analyzing technical data from Malaysia Airlines 370 are coming to a conclusion that "it may be harder to write off the notion that there was not some sort of human intervention in this flight." Starr explains the intelligence so far does not yet lead to a motive.
David Gallo co-led the search for Air France Flight 447. He reacts to the confusion surrounding conflicting information being shared about Flight 370. "It's not just about the missing plane, there's 239 passengers on that plane," said Gallo. He explains that when he was in the room of the few people who knew what was going on during Air France 447 ".. it was important to get some information out to the public and the families and the loved ones of the victims, because they needed to know that things were moving forward." Gallo added he was careful about what information was shared to avoid speculation.
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