Investigation looks at missing Malaysia Airlines pilot’s social media accounts

As the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 enters its sixth week, investigators are scrutinizing the pilot’s social media activities. Pilot Zaharie Ahmed Shah's Facebook

Pilot Zaharie Ahmed Shah's Facebook page contained political

Pilot Zaharie Ahmed Shah's Facebook page contained political posts, but nothing suspicious. (Credit: News 12)

KUALA LAMPUR, Malaysia - As the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 enters its sixth week, investigators are scrutinizing the pilot's social media activities.

A distinct image of Captain Zaharie Ahmed Shash has emerged from his Facebook account. Friends told investigators his passion was working with gadgets and electronics. His Facebook page features a 16-minute video he made about how to optimize an air conditioner to reduce electricity bills.

Until about a year ago, he posted a lot about politics, urging people to vote out the current government. In one post, he wrote, "50 years in power by a single party does not say much about democracy in the country."

Despite the political posts on his Facebook, investigators say nothing on his social media accounts appears to be suspicious.

The search for the missing jet continues in the Indian Ocean.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

From the endless heat wave earlier this month 1 Special Report: Climate of Concern
2 Long Island Sportscast, Feb. 27
The Acoustic Research MVP Speaker is completely customizable 3 The Download: Portable wireless speakers
Fire officials say the blaze on Little Britain 4 Fire destroys home in New Windsor
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in the Hudson Valley 5 Cuomo unveils $150M project to fast-track transportation hub

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE