Malaysia says MH370 pilot had plotted course to southern Indian Ocean on simulator


Malaysia acknowledged for the first time that one of the pilots of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 had plotted a course on his home flight simulator to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.

Australian officials overseeing the search for the plane last month said data recovered from Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah's simulator included a flight path to the southern Indian Ocean.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai however cautioned there were "thousands" of destinations on the simulator and no evidence that Zaharie flew the plane in that area or deliberately crashed it.