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Malaysia Saw MH370 as Murder-Suicide, Says Former Australia Leader

  • Tony Abbott says view was held at highest levels in Malaysia
  • MH370 disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board
Tony Abbott
Tony AbbottPhotographer: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

Malaysia’s top leadership considered from the outset the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in 2014 a mass murder-suicide by the pilot, according to Tony Abbott, who was Australia’s prime minister at the time.

“My very clear understanding from the very top levels of the Malaysian government is that from very, very early on here they thought it was a murder-suicide by the pilot,” Abbott said in a clip from a documentary airing Wednesday on Sky News.