A top security expert says that seeing is believing — and he won't believe that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 plunged into the southern Indian Ocean until the wreckage of the jet is found.
"As long as they don't have the debris and they don't have the pictures that can prove that this is the aircraft that we all are looking for, I will not believe they found it," Isaac Yeffet, former security chief for Israel's El Al Airlines, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"Even though the [Malaysian] prime minister said that clearly they found the aircraft," he said Monday.
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Earlier Monday, Prime Minister Najib Razak, citing a new detailed analysis of satellite data, said the Beijing-bound aircraft with 239 passengers and crew members had crashed into the sea 17 days ago.
Yeffet, who also served as deputy director of security of operations for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said he would not discount the theory that the jetliner may have landed in a remote location.
"I would not be surprised . . . We have enough evidence that criminals and terrorist were in the aircraft," he said.
"It's impossible that suddenly the aircraft . . . [could] disappear in a second and no radar could find it. All the pilots in case of emergency use the word 'mayday,' 'mayday,' 'mayday,' and everyone knows that."
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