The representative said that hijacking theory was now 'conclusive', and police are now believed to be searching the home of pilot, Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, in Kuala Lumpur.
- Officials confirmed missing plane was hijacked by one or several people
- Could have turned off communication system and steered it off-course
- Now believed plane could have flown for six hours after contact was lost
- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak refused to confirm the reports
- Investigators working to establish motive and where plane was taken
- Reports suggest home of one of the pilots is currently being searched
While Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak refused to confirm that flight MH370 was taken over, he admitted 'deliberate action' on board the plane resulted in it changing course and losing connection with ground crews.
The plane's communication system was switched off as it headed East over the Malaysian seaboard and its last known location was pinpointed six-and-a-half hours later than first thought.
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Update: You can read the Malaysian PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's press statement on MH370 here.
Update 2: Live Updates of the MH370 situation