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March 15th, 2014
12:39 AM ET

AC360 Web Exclusive: Flight 370's captain is a caring person, loves his job, says friend.

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.

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  1. doubleg0527

    My concern is that the 777-200LR has a range of over 9,000 miles and that there were two Iranians on board with stolen passports. There hasn't been any sign of debris anywhere. After 9/11 I think we should be looking at how this plane can be weaponized either by carrying a payload of nuclear/biological/chemical weapons from Iran to the US or from any other country in that region that hates the US for that matter. Seems to me that that would be a simple solution to the Iranians and the North Koreans missile range and accuracy issues.

    Sounds far fetched, I know, but who would of ever thought flying planes into the WTC's until it happened.

    In any case, I hope that the mystery can be solved soon for that sake of the family members. God bless.

    March 17, 2014 at 4:53 am |

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