Waste of time and money: the former Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir says the air-sea sorties over the Indian Ocean by aircraft such as the  Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion (above) to try and locate the remains of Flight MH370 are futile
Missing Flight MH370 did not crash and its current whereabouts may be know to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Boeing aircraft company, Malaysia’s influential former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed. Dr Mahathir said the plane could have been switched onto autopilot remotely by the CIA if it had been hijacked. ‘Remotely by radio or satellite links by government agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, if terrorists attempt to gain control of the flight deck,’ he wrote in an entry entitled ‘What goes up must come down’ on his blog, chedet. More