A U.S. official says the Malaysian government is seeking the FBI’s help in analysing any electronic files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot of the missing Malaysian plane.

The official says the FBI has been provided electronic data to analyse.

Malaysia’s Defence Minister says investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the simulator used by the pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. Files containing records of simulations carried out on the programme were deleted on February 3.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people aboard disappeared on March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday. U.S. investigators are prepared to help any way they can.

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