Malaysian former premier accused the CIA spy agency of hiding crucial facts about the destiny of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
Mahathir Mohamad said the plane could have been switched onto autopilot remotely by the CIA if it had been hijacked.
“Remotely by radio or satellite links by government agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, if terrorists attempt to gain control of the flight deck,” he wrote in an entry entitled “What goes up must come down” on his blog.
Malaysia’s former prime minister says the CIA spy agency is hiding crucial facts about the destiny of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
“Airplanes don’t just disappear,” he said.
“Certainly not these days with all the powerful communication systems, radio and satellite tracking and filmless cameras which operate almost indefinitely and possess huge storage capacities.”
“The plane is somewhere, maybe without MAS [Malaysia Airlines] markings,” he said according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
“It is a waste of time and money to look for debris or oil slick or to listen for pings from the black box”.
“For some reason, the media will not print anything that involves Boeing or the CIA,” he said.
Dr Mahathir, 88, who was Malaysia’s prime minister between 1981 and 2003, said the missing flight’s communication system ‘must have been disabled’.