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Malaysia Authorities Investigate Pilot's Flight Simulator

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Malaysian authorities said Sunday that experts were investigating the flight simulator that the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet kept at his home.

Police searched Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah's home Saturday, as well as the home of co-pilot Fariq Ab Hamid.

At a media briefing in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, authorities confirmed the simulator had been dismantled and removed from Zaharie's house.

"We have dismantled it from the room and assembled it at our office and we are getting experts to look at it now," Malaysian Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar said.

However transport minister Hishamuddin Hussein repeatedly said investigators were not specifically focusing on any one person or people.

In addition to an ongoing police probe into all crew and passengers on board flight MH370, police were investigating engineers who may have been in contact with the plane before take-off in Kuala Lumpur eight days ago with 239 people on board.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday said that the Boeing 777 jet was deliberately diverted off course.

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