Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 News: Co-Pilots Cell Phone Was On Before Plane Disappeared
In the latest news relating to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, it’s been revealed that the cell phone of co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid was on near the time in which the plane disappeared.
Did Malaysia Airlines Pilot Make Cell Phone Call?
The cell phone made contact with a cell tower in Malayasia around the time the Malaysia Airlines plane went off the radar, a U.S. official told CNN. Although the phone made contact with a cell tower, there’s no evidence that Hamid had attempted to place a call. The cell tower in Penang, Malaysia, only 250 miles from where the plane was last tracked, only registered that the phone was attempting to find service.
The information from the cell tower lends credence to the reports that the plane had been off course and flying low enough to make a connection. Furthermore, it supports reports that Hamid did attempt to make a phone call mid-flight. For now, however, there’s still no confirmation.
"As far as I know, [Hamid didn’t make a phone call],” said Malaysia’s acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein. “But as I said that would be in the realm of the police and the other international [authorities] and when the time comes that will be revealed. But I do not want to speculate on that at the moment."
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been ongoing since it disappeared off the radar on March 8. Since then, there’ve been numerous leads, but nothing that has turned up the missing aircraft, which had 239 people aboard heading from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
– Chelsea Regan
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