Two Waikato men are set to publish a book about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Using a process of elimination, authors Ewan Wilson, a commercial pilot and Hamilton City Councillor, and Waikato Times journalist Geoff Taylor, lead readers toward the revelation that the tragedy was no accident.
Wilson and Taylor said the conclusion of Good Night Malaysian 370: The truth behind the loss of Flight 370 will shock the travelling public. "For the first time we present a detailed analysis of the flight, the incredible route it took, and who we believe was in charge of the aircraft as it plunged into the Indian Ocean," Wilson said.
The book begins at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8 and intertwines the lives of 239 passengers and crew who ultimately met their fate on board what they thought would be a routine flight to Beijing.
Wilson a former CEO of two airlines and with qualifications in transport safety investigations said the two investigated each piece of evidence and eliminated all the possible scenarios until the reader is left with one shocking and unbelievable conclusion.
"The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 captured the world's attention and shocked everyone - [the outcome] is gut-wrenching."
The authors travelled to Malaysia to interview authorities and family members of MH370's pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Taylor said authorities were unwilling to admit the truth. "For the sake of the relatives of those on the flight the truth needs to be out there. We visited the departure lounge where families sat full of excitement and anticipation waiting for their boarding call. Surely they deserve better than a cover up?"
During a late night visit to that same departure lounge Taylor recalled the eeriness that swept over him.
"What happened to MH370 was no accident. It was deliberate and it was calculated and it should never have been allowed to happen."
Wilson said the loss of MH370 might just change aviation forever, citing the events of March 8 may have a bearing on which airlines passengers choose in the future.
The authors also recommend immediate changes to the management of flight crews and the introduction of tamper-proof technical systems to ensure the aircraft can be tracked at all times.The authors say the book will be published at the end of July.
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