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www.wmfd.com - Much of the focus on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been on the pilots and what happened in the cockpit, and Kate Bolduan spoke to one of the co-pilot's neighbors. }}" />

   
 
 
CNN's Kate Bolduan Speaks To Missing Co-Pilot's Neighbor

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Originally Published on: 3/19/2014

Much of the focus on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been on the pilots and what happened in the cockpit. Reporters have since flooded the neighborhood of co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid. Kate Bolduan spoke to one of the co-pilot's neighbors. The family of Flight 370's co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid, reclusive since the crush of media attention flooded their home on Saturday. Their relative's now infamous last words from the cockpit "All right, good night," are still shrouded in mystery. First Officer Hamid is seen here flying a triple seven. His reflection in the console, just weeks before the Malaysia Airlines Flight went missing. "How do you know the family?" asks Kate Bolduan. "I know this family around five years," says the neighbor. Along the streets of Shah Alam, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, the co-pilot's neighbor. a taxi driver, says he doesn't believe the 27-year-old co-pilot would play a role in the flight's disappearance. "He is a pilot and this is a respected career in Malaysia," the neighbor said. "So it is an honor to have a neighbor like this." The taxi driver describes the co-pilot as "ambitious." Someone who loved sports cars. "After he became a pilot he bought a GTI Golf and then he bought a BMW," the neighbor said. "He is a big fan of cars and I don't think he would do something crazy." The neighbor says the Hamid family kept to themselves, saying he also viewed the father as "someone important." But he can't forget the most recent conversation he had with his neighbor when he said simply "my son is lost." "When the father talked to you how did he seem, how did he act?" asked Bolduan. "He was clearly worried but he was, as a Muslim, he seemed calm and able to accept it,: the neighbor said. "His father asked me to pray for his son to be found, for the plane to be found and I assured him that his son will be fine and that they will find the plane." The media intrusion now impacting the surrounding community, the co-pilot's next-door neighbor says the constant attention has forced his own wife and two children to leave.

   
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