Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search Latest News: Passengers May Have Suffered Oxygen Starvation, Many Airline Workers Resign

News concerning Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 accident may have fallen out of the headlines but authorities still insist search operations are still ongoing.

(Photo: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON)Family members of passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 cry as they shout slogans during the protest in front of the Malaysian embassy.

Recent developments pointed out that the passengers aboard the doomed Malaysian flight have purportedly died of oxygen starvation hours before the pilot deliberately ditched the plane into the vastness of the Indian Ocean, according to, which cited a study about the disaster.

The publication reiterated an analysis made by a veteran air accident investigator who indicated that pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah had depressurized the cabin, depriving the total of 239 people on board of air causing them to lose consciousness up to four hours before the Boeing jet hurled into the sea.

Earlier reports from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau have already established a theory of hypoxia.

Pilot Ahmad Shah, who was considered to be suffering from a mental illness, had been held suspect of locking out his co-pilot Fariq Hamid from the pit by tricking him to take a break. He then made the last air traffic broadcast routine before shutting off the plane's whole communication links as part of his "master plan."

Nearly 200 cabin crew and staff were reported to have resigned from Malaysia Airlines earlier this week.

According to Emirates247, a total of 186 crew abandoned their posts earlier this year following the two disasters that the air travel company has suffered. The most apparent reason, as said, was family pressure.

"Many cited 'family pressure' as the reason for their resignation due to the MH17 and MH370 tragedies. Some are now afraid to fly," Abdul Malek Ariff, the secretary-general of the airline's employees union, explained.

The remaining numbers of staff were forced to work up to 12 hours a day due to the apparent crew shortage.