At 5.20am on 8 March, an unnamed Captain, based on known information, felt that MH370 “never left Malaysian airspace”. But the search and rescue in the Straits of Malacca was only carried out more than five hours later, after 10.30am (though the South China Sea search had begun earlier that day).
The Captain’s name was edited out of the preliminary report that was released.
Who was the captain whose name was edited out? And why was his opinion not immediately acted upon?