Malaysian authorities search the homes of the two pilots of the missing flight, and claim to find evidence that the plane was intentionally diverted. Malaysian authorities open a criminal investigation into the disappearance. Speaking about the plane’s suspected flight path, Prime Minister Najib Razak says,
These movements are consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane.
Retired Boeing 777 pilot Kenneth Musser says the ACARS shutdown had to have been done deliberately:
It’s not an accident [for it to have been shut off].
An American official says of the claims:
It doesn’t mean anything; all it is is a theory. Find the plane, find the black boxes and then we can figure out what happened. It has to be based on something, and until they have something more to go on it’s all just theories.