Who Is Zaharie Ahmad Shah? The Pilot Who May Have Crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

August 5, 2016 9:43 PM

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One of the pilots from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah plotted a course to the southern Indian Ocean, CBS News reported Friday. The flight path was found on his simulator, something that Australian officials who are overseeing the search for the plane reported last month but Malaysian officials refused to confirm at the time.

Shah, 53, was from Penang, Malaysia, and joined the airline as a cadet pilot in 1981. After receiving his commercial pilot’s license, he went on to become a second officer in 1983. He quickly rose through the ranks in his career. By 1991, he was promoted to captain of the Boeing 737-400 and then bec...

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