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Missing Malaysia Airlines Co-Pilot Let Blonde in Cockpit

The co-pilot of the missing Malaysian jet once let a pair of blonde women from Australia fly in the cockpit in blatant violation of his airline’s rules.

Aviator Fariq Abdul Hamid,  who was 27-years-old at the time, and another unidentified pilot spotted the gals waiting to return home from a wild vacation in Thailand and invited them up front for the flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Australia’s “A Current Affair” reported.

After friends Jonti Roos and Jaan Maree boarded the plane, a flight attendant escorted them through the cabin and into the cockpit, where they spent the entire December 2011 trip — including takeoff and landing.

“Throughout the whole flight they were talking to us. They were actually smoking through the flight, which I don’t think they’re allowed to be doing,” Roos, 27, said of the two pilots.

Jonti Roos has come forward with photos of her and a man she suggests is Fariq Abdul Hamid, the first officer on missing flight MH370.“They were taking photos with us in the cockpit while they were flying. I was just completely shocked.”  Read full story here

Fariq Abdul Hamid is accused of breaking the airline’s rules by allowing Jonti Roos and Jaan Maree to join them in the cabin for a flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur in December 2011.
Malaysia Airlines operates flights in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and on the Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australasia. It operates transpacific flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, via Tokyo.
History: There have been three accidents involving passenger fatalities on Malaysia Airlines, with a total of 134 confirmed fatalities:
  • 4 December 1977 – Malaysian Airline System Flight 653, a Boeing 737-200 (9M-MBD) was hijacked and crashed in Tanjung Kupang, Johor, killing all 100 people on board. It remains the deadliest crash of all time in Malaysia to this day.
  • 18 December 1983 – Malaysian Airline System Flight 684, an Airbus A300B4 (OY-KAA) leased from Scandinavian Airlines crashed 2 km short of the runway in Subang on a flight from Singapore. There were no fatalities, but the aircraft was written-off.
  • 15 September 1995 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 2133, a Fokker 50 (9M-MGH) crashed during approach in Tawau, Sabah due to pilot error. Of the 53 people on board, 34 were killed.
  • 15 March 2000 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 85, an Airbus A330-300 (9M-MKB) was damaged by a chemical called oxalyl chloride, which leaked from canisters during unloading after its arrival at Kuala Lumpur from Beijing; causing damage to the fuselage. The five-year-old Airbus was sufficiently damaged to be written-off.
  • 1 August 2005 – A Boeing 777-200ER operating as Malaysia Airlines Flight 124 departed Perth for Kuala Lumpur. Climbing through 38,000 feet a faulty accelerometer caused the aircraft’s Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) to command changes of altitude. The flight crew overrode the ADIRU and manually returned to land the aircraft at Perth. Subsequent NTSB investigation led the US FAA to issue emergency airworthiness directive 2005-18-51 on the fly-by-wire software.
  • 8 March 2014 – Air Traffic Control officers lost contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew. The Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) was en route to Beijing Capital International Airport from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As of 14 March 2014 (6 days), the aircraft is reportedly still missing and investigation is ongoing.
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