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Based on flight 370

Submitted: April 26, 2014

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Submitted: April 26, 2014



~~On March 8th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malik awoke early in the morning knowing
 the day was going to be long and the night even longer.

Malik, was a 53-year-old commercial pilot for the Malaysian airlines who had joined the airlines in 1981 and had 18,365 hours of flying experience. His passion of flying could be seen in the flight simulator he built in his home and the countless hours he spent on it like an aviation geek.

The past year has been very troublesome for Malik.
He and his wife had separated after she found out he was having an affair, but she continued to stay in their home until finally moving out the day before. Furthermore, his daughter and her boyfriend who were living in the house, had moved to Sydney Australia. As if that wasn't enough
he was scheduled to pilot the red-eye flight to Beijing tonight.

Malik had a busy day ahead of him before his flight. Most importantly, he had to be at the courthouse at 9am
where his friend Aban was going to be in court. Malik met Aban several years ago at a family gathering, since he is related to Aban's daughter in law.
Malik and Aban became very close friends as both were members of the Malaysian opposition party, and Aban had risen to a leadership role in the party.
When Malik arrived at the courthouse, the room was packed, mostly with supporters of the opposition party. Malik stood up when the judge came in to read the verdict. After hearing the judge sentence Aban to five years in prison for homosexuality-illegal in Malaysia, Malik lowered his head undoubtedly upset with the sentence his close friend had received.

After awakening from a nap, Malik started to pack his belongings for his flight.
He noticed he had received a text from a woman friend of his. Again, he became visible shaken
after reading the text, and he tried to call her but couldn't connect.

When Malik arrived at the airport, he immediately went to the Malaysian lounge for pilots.
While in the lounge, he took his cell phone out of his briefcase and became
 more troubled as he read the text several times that he received from Azura earlier in the day.
Azura was a thirty five-year-old flight attendant Malik met while on a flight to India.
She had just separated from her husband,

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