Investigators for the Malaysian government have concluded that the missing Malaysian Airlines plane was hijacked.
A Malaysian government official said people with significant flying experience could have turned off the flight’s communication devices, meaning the plane could have flown for up to six hours after it was lost by satellite.
The representative said that hijacking theory was now ‘conclusive’, and police are now believed to be searching the home of one of the pilots.
While Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak refused to confirm that flight MH370 was seized, he admitted ‘deliberate action’ on board the plane resulted in it changing course and losing connection with ground crews.
It is not yet clear where the plane was taken, however Mr Razak said the most recent satellite data suggests the plane could have headed to one of two possible flight corridors.
Malaysian authorities and others will be urgently investigating the two pilots and 10 crew members, as well the 227 passengers on board.