The Emirates CEO is not buying the official investigation findings from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Sir Tim Clark, the CEO of Emirates Airlines, which has the largest fleet of 777s, doesn’t believe the major theory that Malaysia Airlines 370 crashed into the Indian Ocean, believing that the plane was under control until the very end.
The comments from the CEO come at a time when talk about the missing flight has nearly vanished from the media. After seven months, no debris has been found and some would argue we are no closer to finding out what exactly happened aboard that flight that vanished in March.
According to Clark, “MH370 was, in my opinion, under control, probably until the very end”. This comment counters the popular belief that the plane was on autopilot until it ran out of fuel in the Indian Ocean.
According to The Independent:
“Every single second of that flight needs to be examined up until it, theoretically, ended up in the Indian Ocean – for which they still haven’t found a trace, not even a seat cushion,” he said.
Sir Tim added: “Our experience tells us that in water incidents, where the aircraft has gone down, there is always something.
“We have not seen a single thing that suggests categorically that this aircraft is where they say it is, apart from this so-called electronic satellite ‘handshake,’ which I question as well,” the airline boss said.
In regards to the investigation itself, the airline boss said “I’m totally dissatisfied with what has been coming out of all of this,” which some have taken to believe that Clark is hinting at a possible coverup on the missing plane.
The CEO also took the opportunity to call on improved tracking, saying that pilots should no longer have control of the tracking system, as they currently do. According to Clark, “Disabling it [the tracker] is no simple thing and our pilots are not trained to do so. But on flight MH370, this thing was somehow disabled, to the degree that the ground tracking capability was eliminated.”
There has been no shortage of conspiracy theories about the disappearance of the plane. The fact that CEO of the airline with the largest fleet of 777s made these comments may give these conspiracy theorists more ground, as the world still has no answers. The search for debris has recently picked back up again, but there is a growing realization that the world may never have the answers to exactly what happened on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.