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Malaysian police collects data on aircraft engineer from missing Boeing

March 17, 2014, 13:40 UTC+3

Among the suspects in hijacking there is a 29-year-old citizen of Malaysia

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BANGKOK, March 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Malaysian police is investigating the possible complicity of aircraft engineer to the disappearance of Boeing 777-200. The engineer was onboard as a passenger. Malaysian law enforcement officers reported this March 17.

According to reports, the investigation is currently collecting data on the airliner’s passengers who could have skills in aircraft control. A 29-year-old Malaysian citizen is among the suspects. He worked as an aircraft engineer for a local air carrier.

On Sunday, searches were conducted in the houses of two pilots of the Malaysian Airlines’ missing Boeing. Earlier, investigators came to a conclusion that the missing plane was hijacked by one of the pilot or by someone of the passengers who had skills in aircraft operation. At present, the main version of the incident is hijacking.

Communication with Malaysian Airlines’ plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crewmembers onboard was lost two hours after its departure from Malaysian capital March 7. The search operation continues.

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