I believe MAS should also get injunction to stop 'unwanted parties' to come up with unnecessary prophecies about the fate of MH370 until the plane is found and the result of investigation is fully completed and made public.
MALAYSIA Airlines has issued an angry rejection of a book proposing to know what happened to flight MH370, and threatened legal action against its authors.Other aviation industry insiders have backed the theory presented by Mr Taylor and Mr Wilson as “the most plausible in the absence of any other explanation”.
The book, Goodnight Malaysian 370, by journalist Geoff Taylor and former pilot and investigator Ewan Wilson points the finger at the aircraft’s pilot captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah as being solely responsible for the Boeing 777’s disappearance, and the apparent deaths of all 239 people on board.
Despite being published some weeks ago, Malaysia Airlines had not responded to its claims.
But a strongly worded statement issued by the airline today said it was appalled by the book’s claim the pilot “intentionally turned off the oxygen supply in the cabin and activated the autopilot feature”.
“There is no evidence to support any of the claims made in the book which is a product of pure conjecture for the purposes of profit by the authors and publishers,” said the statement.
“It must be noted that the duo are not involved in the investigation of MH370 yet they stray into the fields of science and medicine as self described “experts” offering an analysis beyond their knowledge and abilities.”
The airline pointed out that ongoing investigations were being conducted by a “strong international team led by Malaysia, with accredited representatives from the US, UK, Australia, China, France and Singapore”.
“Also included are representatives from relevant international organisations and the civil aviation industry, all individuals being widely acknowledged technically trained experts in their respective fields,” said the statement.
“The authors and publishers should quite simply be ashamed of themselves for what is nothing more than a cheap and maligned publicity stunt, seeking to simply cash in on the suffering of the families and undermining the dignity of all of those on-board.”
Former military pilot and air traffic control operator Peter Smith said his examination of the information of the material available on MH370 had led him to the same conclusion as the two New Zealanders.
An underwater search of a large area of the Indian Ocean is expected to start next month following painstaking mapping of the region.
Satellite and radar data has identified the search area as the most likely place where MH370 went down after diverting from its flight path between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Those on board included six Australians, and Perth-based New Zealander Paul Weeks.
Malaysia Airlines said it would not hesitate to take legal action against those who seek to
publish, distribute disseminate and perpetuate misinformation and falsehoods.
“MAS has and will always be an airline with integrity and it will not tolerate baseless
allegations against the national icon,” the statement said.