Pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines plane got some training at the Philippine Airlines Aviation School

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Camille Diola of Philstar.com reports that "52-year-old Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah-one of the pilots of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane-underwent some training at the Philippine Airlines Aviation School in Pasay City from 1980 to 1981."

 

The report noted that Shah then joined Malaysia Airlines after his Philippine stint and got promoted to the rank of captain in the 1990s. Malaysia Airlines revealed in a statement that the senior pilot has experienced 18,365 flying hours.

 

Shah-along with First Officer Fariq Ab.Hamid, 27, who joined the airlines in 2007-manned the Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370 on Mar 8. The plane had a total of 239 people on board.


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