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Data deleted on Malaysia jet pilot’s flight simulator, investigators find

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Some of the information from the flight simulator that investigators found at the home of the Malaysian plane's pilot has been deleted, the nation's transport minister reported on Tuesday.

Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein didn't explain further about the missing simulator information, except to say that forensics specialists are trying to recover it, CNN reported.

But at a press conference, he added that authorities have recovered some of the plane's radar data, then said that "we are not at liberty to release information from other countries," CNN reported.

So far, he said, authorities have collected and disseminated information from all countries that had passengers aboard Flight 370 — except from Russia and Ukraine. But there was nothing of interest to report, he said.

He also clarified that reports of islanders in the Maldives claiming they saw the plane flying at a low altitude about their homes minutes after it disappeared from radar were "not true," CNN reported.

"I can confirm that the Malaysian chief of the Defense Force has contacted his counterpart in the Maldives, who has confirmed that these reports are not true," Mr. Hussein said.

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