FBI Analysing Flight Simulator Data in Malaysia

Published: 19th March 2014 10:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2014 11:07 PM   |  A+A-

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A U.S. official said Wednesday that the Malaysian government is seeking the FBI's help in analyzing any electronic files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot of the missing Malaysian plane.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name, said the FBI has been provided electronic data to analyze.

Malaysia's defense minister said earlier Wednesday that investigators were trying to restore files deleted last month from the home simulator used by the pilot, Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, to see if they shed any light on the disappearance. Files containing records of simulations carried out on the program were deleted on February 3.

At a news conference Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that "I don't think we have any theories" about what happened to the plane but said the FBI has been in touch with Malaysian investigators about providing any help that it can.

"We are in ongoing conversations about how we can help and we will make available whatever resources that we have, whatever expertise we have, that might be able to be used," Holder said.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people aboard disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Also read:

Some Data Deleted from Pilot's Flight Simulator: Malaysia 

Bangladesh Searches Bay of Bengal for Missing Airliner

MH370: Media Absorbed in Made-for-TV Mystery

What If the Missing Malaysia Plane is Never Found? 

 

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