One of the last calls made to Captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah in the hours before his Boeing 777 left Kuala Lumpur was from a pay-as-you-go phone drawing suspicion of a possible terrorist connection.The two-minute call was received shortly before take-off from an unknown woman using a mobile phone number obtained with a fake ID.
UK Daily Mail Online is reporting, that call was one of the last calls to or from the Captain MH370’s mobile in the hours before it left 16 days ago.
Since 911, anyone buying a pay-as-you-go SIM card in Malaysia is required to complete an identity form and submit identification along with their passport number. This law was introduced as an anti-terrorism measure which ensures every number is registered to a traceable person.
When investigators traced this number, they were able to determine it was recently purchased, by someone using a woman’s name along with false identity. The number traced to a shop selling SIM cards in Kuala Lumpur.
This information raised fears that Captain Shah (53) may have a possible link to terror groups whose members routinely use untraceable SIM cards.
Investigators have interviewed everyone else who spoke with the pilot prior to take-off, and will soon question his estranged-wife and mother of their three young kids.
Most of the passengers on board were Chinese Nationals.