Who Were Malaysia Airlines Pilots?

Police search pilots' homes as criminal inquiry into missing jet is launched.
3:00 | 03/15/14

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investigation zeroing in with the two people in the cockpit. ABC visiting one of the homes and reporting tonight. Reporter: Malaysian investigators are trying to learn all they can of the passengers and crew on flight 370. Today they descended on the homes of the pilot and Koe pilot. It was after 2:42:00 P.M. When a white van came up to the security Gates and carrying two officers in plain clothes. They said they were from ma la shay's police head quarters. Just after that police came in. They spent of two hours here. Neighbors say it's a tight-knit community. The captain married with children with over 18,000 hours in the cockpit kept his own flight simulator at home. Friends say he showed no signs of being troubled. He's character. His personality. Just doesn't point to that kind of direction. His first officer, 27 years old and engaged to be married. My colleague bob woodruff visited his home this week. No one answered the door. Those who knew him had nothing but positive things to say about him. He's a good guy. Malaysian officials are not citing specific evidence that focuses on either man and say earlier concerns about two Iranians have also yielded nothing incriminating. The deepening mystery agony for the families. This man who's 29-year-old son an aviation engineer was a passenger. He said the plane flying for hours gave him hope his son is still alive. On the other side of the globe this week family members of missing American Phillip wood say they are relying in faith. I know within my heart Phillip is with god. Reporter: Seeing these families who are getting so few new details and also such little consol lags. David. Gloria, thanks to you. I want to bring in Pierre Thomas. We know the FBI is offering to help. When you hear eight days before they went to the pilots homes there's got to be frustration for American authorities. Clearly. Valuable time was lost. Law enforcement officials here are baffled as to why it took so long to do a search of the homes. The quandary for U.S. Law enforcement is simple. The Malaysians are in complete control of the police investigation and the FBI thus far has not been invited to go in to help. And we heard about the flight simulator found inside the pilot's home. Not entirely uncommon. Is it worrisome? It's not uncommon. For pilots to own flight simulators we're told. But the key is investigators will want to know what type of maneuvers he practiced. They might find information about the big left turn. That might inform thinking as to whether he had any role. Our coverage of the mystery flight 370 this Saturday night.

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