FBI Reviewing Hard Drive of MH370 Pilot's Flight Simulator

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/19 2014 11:26AM

Updated 03/19 2014 11:31AM

WASHINGTON - The FBI is reviewing the hard drive on the flight simulator taken from the home of the pilot of missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370.

Malaysian officials say some of the files on Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's simulator were deleted last month.

Attorney General Eric Holder, during a press conference Wednesday, verified the U.S. is lending its expertise to the investigation.

"I've not had direct contact with my counterpart in Malaysia, but there has been contact between the various investigative agencies, the FBI here and the relevant agencies in Malaysia and that conversation, all those conversations are ongoing," Holder said. "I think that we are still in the process of trying to determine what happened and we are helping in any way that we can."

Malaysia Air flight 370 disappeared shortly after take-off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8th.

The airliner was heading to Beijing with 239 people onboard when it vanished without a trace.

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