MH370: Australian official rejects theory that pilot ditched aircraft

Investigator tells captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was probably unconscious when MH370 crashed into Indian Ocean

The official in charge of Australia’s search for MH3 70 has rejected new claims that the pilot was conscious in the flight’s final moments, telling even with emergency oxygen, decompression sickness would have knocked him out within minutes.

At a Senate estimations hearing in Canberra on Tuesday, Peter Foley from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau outlined a possible hypothesi- which he stressed are members of many- for the plane’s disappearance four years ago.

The official explanation from the ATSB and Malaysian authorities is that the captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was unconscious when MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean, resulting in a steep dive.

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