Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MH370 co-pilot and colleague had allowed two girls into cockpit from takeoff to landing

Posted on 12 March 2014 

Two girls had reportedly been invited inside the cockpit by the co-pilot aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370, Fariq Abdul Hamid, and his colleague during a flight back in 2011.
Stomper Kevin had alerted Stomp to the video posted on Sina.com where one of the girls, Jonti Roos, recounted the incident.
Roos, who lives in Melbourne, told Australia's A Current Affair that she and a friend were ready to board a flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur in 2011 when the two pilots asked if they would spend the duration of the international flight in the cockpit.
Roos said: "We were standing in line at the boarding gate just like everyone else, when the pilot and co-pilot came back and asked us if we would like to sit with them in the cockpit in the flight. So obviously, we said yes."
The report by A Current Affair cites this interview as one revealing "astounding breaches of security."
Roos had said: "Throughout the flight they were talking to us. They were actually smoking during the flight and they were taking photos in the cockpit with us while they were flying."
The two pilots had also reportedly asked the girls whether they could arrange a trip in Kuala Lumpur for a few nights so they could take them out.
The pilots, according to Roos were so engaged in conversation,  they had turned around in their seats while talking to them.
She said: "[Fariq] took my friend's hand and he was looking at her palm and said, 'Ah your hand is very creased that means you're a very creative person', and he commented on her nail polish and stuff like that."
The two girls were reportedly seated behind the pilots in the cockpit throughout the entire duration of the flight.
Roos said she was shocked when she saw photos of Fariq who was one of 239 people on the flight that had disappeared en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
"When I realised it was the exact same co-pilot and not only that but I had met him and I have photos in the cockpit with him, that was quite shocking," she said
Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, joined the Malaysia Airlines in 2007. He is First Officer of the airline and has 2,763 hours of flight experience.
He is the co-pilot of the Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 headed to Beijing that mysteriously disappeared after it lost contact with the Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am on Saturday (March 8).
Malaysia Airlines has since released a statement in response to Roos' allegations.
"We are shocked by these allegations," the carrier said although it did not specify the offence the co-pilot is alleged to have committed.
In a statement posted on its website, the airline added that it was taking the allegations "very seriously".
According to a report in The Straits Times Online, Malaysia Airlines had said: "We have not been able to confirm the validity of the pictures and videos of the alleged incident. As you are aware, we are in the midst of a crisis, and we do not want our attention to be diverted."

--singaporeseen
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