The pilots of the missing jet caused investigators to search their homes based on information that suggests that the plane's course was "deliberate." On March 16, Yahoo! News reported that the search for flight MH370 has turned toward the cockpit because it has become evident that whatever happened to the plane wasn't an accident. Investigators aren't ruling out the possibility that the plane was hijacked by a passenger -- but right now they are looking deeper into the possibility that the pilots could have planned to take this plane somewhere other than Beijing.
"Malaysian police said they had searched the homes of both pilots and examined the captain's home flight simulator," reports Yahoo! News.
The jet pilots' home search hasn't turned up anything just yet. Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had the flight simulator in his home but this sort of thing isn't abnormal for a pilot. However, investigators will be able to examine past flights that Shah "practiced" to see if anything is peculiar. Authorities left co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's home with bags but it's unclear what might have been inside the bags (the bags could have belonged to the authorized personnel entering the home as well).
"'One thing we do know, this was not an accident. It was an intentional, deliberate act, to bring down this airplane. And the question is who is behind that,' Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Fox News" (via Yahoo! News).
Since investigators searched the homes of the jet pilots, many are starting to point fingers. However, anything is possible and it seems like all options are being checked out thoroughly at this point.
© Effie Orfanides 2014