Malaysian Officials Search for Pilot's Deleted Files

Forensics experts attempt to recover flight simulator data that may help track missing flight MH370.
3:00 | 03/19/14

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about flight 370. More on what we know and what we don't know right now. Potentially big twists. Those missing files from the flight simulator. The Malaysian defense minister did saying the captain is innocent until proven guilty but searching those files for those files which could contain significant information. Could be a break. You know it is a race against time to find those black boxes that could reveal so much about what happened before the batteries die. Just 17 days left now before they run out. We have full team coverage of the latest on the search and ABC's David Kerley can back with us to start us off. Good morning, David. Reporter: Now this, the longest mystery in modern day aviation history takes a turn. Information about that flight simulator taken out of the home. The pilot of flight 370. There is -- Reporter: This morning, new details about this flight simulator which police only confiscated a week after the disappearance of flight 37from the home of captain zaharie shah. The defense minister says there were recently deleted files on the computer which they are now trying to recover but then they issued this warning -- I would like to take this opportunity to state the passengers, the pilot and the crew remain innocent until proven otherwise. Reporter: And once again the Malaysians provided confusing information about what happened in the time line in the cockpit. Sources have told ABC news the radical turn off the flight path to beijing was programmed with details from one source suggesting that happened at least 12 minutes before the final radio transmission. The jetliner then crossed back over Malaysia and made even more turns. This morning, the Malaysians said there was nothing in the flight plan, but did not issue a flat denial. And the search is only intensifying off the coast of Australia, way off the coast and this morning, that highly sophisticated U.S. Sub hunter, the p-8 is on station ready to make flights looking for any wreckage listening for any sound those bla boxes and only last another 2 1/2 week the Australians are telling us this morning they had three aircraft inclu THA U.S. P-8 fly over the area. The size of Texas and miles off the coast.

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