Flight 370 Pilot Wore 'Democracy Is Dead' T-Shirt
The pilot of missing Flight 370 was pictured wearing a "Democracy Is Dead" T-shirt as investigations dive deeper into his past in hopes of finding clues to the mystery. INSIDE EDITION has the latest.
Is a T-shirt a haunting new clue to the mystery of Flight 370? The pilot of the missing plane is wearing a T-shirt reading: "Democracy Is Dead."
Reports say the pilot was an "obsessive" and "fanatical" follower of a Malaysian opposition leader who was sentenced to five years in prison for homosexuality just hours before Flight 370 took off.
Fox News reported, "Investigators are now looking into the pilot's background for possible extremist views."
The plane's pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was videotaped in front of a homemade flight simulator that authorities are now searching for clues.
The pilot was also an avid cook and a Facebook photo shows him with a crazy grin, posing with a meat cleaver.
A theory INSIDE EDITION first told you about last week is now taking front and center in the mystery—that the pilot or co-pilot seized the plane to crash it as 'a suicide mission.'
INSIDE EDITION caught up with Congressman Peter King, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, at the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City.
King said, "Right now we would say that there is no terrorist connection, but we can't rule it out. If I was to bet right now, I'd say it's a pilot suicide."
If the plane is never found, King says the families of the pilot and co-pilot will be able to collect their life insurance.
And we're now learning that the voice on the final radio call from the missing plane belonged to the co-pilot, who notoriously violated security rules by inviting two women to ride in the cockpit on a 2011 flight.
The co-pilot's last words were: "All right. Good night." Two minutes later, the plane's transponder was turned off.
The plane's data transmission system, known as "ACARS" was also disabled, and aviation expert Bruce Rodger told INSIDE EDITION it had to be intentional.
Rodger said, "If you wanted to disable this system, there's no ON/OFF switch. You actually have to find the circuit breaker and know where that's located, and pull the circuit breaker to disable the system."
The search for Flight 370 now encompasses two huge arcs. The northern arc goes as far as Kazakhstan and Western China. The southern arc—said to be the most likely route—stretches from Indonesia to the vast southern Indian Ocean, including the remote Cocos Islands off the Western coast of Australia with a population of 600 and a small airport.
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