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Malaysia seeks FBI help with pilot's simulator: Official

Published on Mar 20, 2014 6:35 AM
 
A man watches a large screen showing different flights at the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in this March 13, 2014 file photo. Malaysia has asked the FBI to help recover data deleted from a flight simulator in the home of the pilot of a missing Malaysian jet, a US official said Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Malaysia has asked the FBI to help recover data deleted from a flight simulator in the home of the pilot of a missing Malaysian jet, a US official said Wednesday.

The official, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, confirmed the request related to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 probe - first reported by the New York Times - without offering further comment.

Malaysian police removed the flight simulator from Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's home on Saturday.

The Times quoted a senior US law enforcement official as saying that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Kuala Lumpur would likely make copies of the simulator's hard drive and send the contents back to analysts in the United States who specialise in retrieval of deleted computer data.

 
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