MiM difahamkan bahawa MH370 B777-200 telah menjalani maintenance pada 23 Februari 2014, 12 hari sebelum penerbangan pada 8 Mac 2014. Pemeriksaan seterusnya adalah pada 19 Jun 2014. Dan tiada masaalah dengan kondisi kapalterbang tersebut.
Malaysian Airlines menerima pesawat MH370 pada tahun 2002 dan sejak itu telah merekodkan jumlah penerbangan sebanyak 53,465.21 jam dan 7525 pusingan.
Setiap pesawat Malaysian Airlines dilengkapi dengan sistem Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) yang akan menghantar data secara automatik kepada menara kawalan.
Sekarang, timbul pula isu tentang juruterbang 1st officer, Fariq Ab Hamid. Di bawah adalah kenyataan rasmi Malaysian Airlines :
Malaysia Airlines has become aware of the allegations being made against First Officer, Fariq Ab Hamid which we take very seriously. We are shocked by these allegations.
We have not been able to confirm the validity of the pictures and videos of the alleged incident. As you are aware, we are in the midst of a crisis, and we do not want our attention to be diverted.
We also urge the media and general public to respect the privacy of the families of our colleagues and passengers. It has been a difficult time for them.
The welfare of both the crew and passenger’s families remain our focus. At the same time, the security and safety of our passengers is of the utmost importance to us.Untuk laporan terkini Live. Klik : http://live.utusan.com.my/Event/Insiden_Pesawat_MAS_MH370_Hilang_Hubungan
Di bawah adalah kenyataan tentang pilot MH370 :
Zaharie joined the airline in 1981 and has 18,365 hours of flight experience. He’s a 53-year-old Malaysian resident.
He was described as an aviation geek by a Malaysian Airlines co-pilot who flew with him in the past.
"He was an aviation tech geek. You could ask him anything and he would help you. That is the kind of guy he is,” the pilot told Reuters. Zaharie had a Boeing 77 simulator at his home in a suburb on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, with easy access to the airport.
The simulator, which Zaharie showed off in photos posted on Facebook, had three computer monitors among other equipment.
“We used to tease him. We would ask him, why are you bringing your work home,” said a pilot who knew Zaharie for 20 years.
Zaharie also collects remote-controlled, miniature aircraft, a sign of his passion for aviation.
Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation certified Zaharie to conduct simulator tests for pilots, several officials from the airline said. They said that he couldn’t have been behind whatever happened to the plane.
"He knew everything about the Boeing 777. Something significant would have had to happen for Zaharie and the plane to go missing. It would have to be a electrical failure,” said another Malaysia Airlines pilot who knew Zaharie.
The theory of of a dive into the sea from a high altitude was dispelled from a former Malaysia Airlines pilot that now works for another airline. ”The Boeing 777 doesn’t just stall like that,” he said.
”It is one of the safest planes out there. It doesn’t just fall out of the sky like that.”
Kenyataan calon DUN Kajang