THE pilot of doomed Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was "self-destructive and obsessive" before the Boeing 777 vanished, a shock report has claimed.
A report into the behaviour of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah the pilot-in-command of the plane that went missing with227 passengers and 12 crew on board was laid bare as part of a new investigation.
The News Corp investigation exposed Captain Shah's unusual social media behaviour in the months before the plane vanished on route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8 2014.
According the report, the 53-year-old published angry rants on Facebook about the Malaysian government, which owns the airline, months before the plane disappeared.
The pilot once called Prime Minister Najib Razak a “moron” and posted 119 anti-government comments on the internet all over the course of a month.
The investigation also found Captain Shah was a supporter of the Malaysia People's Justice Party and was related to the party’s leader who was jailed for sodomy in 2015.
The married pilot used Facebook to contact twin sisters and models Lan Qi Hui and Lan Qi Min who were aged 21 at the time of the contact.
A year before MH370 vanished in midair having lost all contact with air traffic control, he left 97 comments for Qi Min.
He called her tasty” and “gorgeous” while urging her repeatedly to come to Kuala Lumpur where he lived with his wife.
Paul Toohey, who authorised the investigation said the pilot’s “exhibited self-destructive and obsessive online behaviour that should have raised a red flag with Malaysia Airlines”.