It’s a beautiful evening in Kuala Lumpur as the passengers walk into security and board the plane. There are 223 passengers, 12 cabin crew attendants, and 2 pilots. The pilot in command was 53-year-old Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah from Penang. He joined Malaysia Airlines as a cadet pilot in 1981 and, after training and receiving his commercial pilot’s licence, he became a second officer with the airline in 1983. Fariq Hamid, the first officer, was flying the airplane. He was 27 years old. This was a training flight for him, the last one; he would soon be fully certified. His trainer was Zaharie Ahmad Shah.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (also known as MH370 or MAS370) was a scheduled international passenger flight operated by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport.
Flight origin: Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Operator: Malaysia Airlines
Destination: Beijing Capital International Airport
ICAO flight No: MAS370