SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials have confirmed that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.
There has been confusion over what was found on Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s flight simulator since New York Magazine reported last week that an FBI analysis showed Zaharie had conducted a simulated flight to the southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished along a similar route.
Malaysia rejected the report as false. But Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Center confirmed on Thursday that the captain’s simulator did indeed show that “someone had plotted a course to the southern Indian Ocean.”