A photo taken on August 14, 2015 shows a CASA 235 plane from the 181st Air Detachment of the French Air Force taking part in the search for wreckage from the missing MH370 plane at an air base in Saint-Marie on the French island of La Reunion .
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By Alastair Jamieson / NBC News
March 3, 2016

The eldest sister of MH370’s captain has spoken of her anger at accusations he deliberately brought down the flight, describing his treatment as “guilty until proven innocent.”

Allegations that Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a jihadist, or suicidal, do not square with his family’s memories of a kind, and happy man, Sakinab Shah said as the second anniversary of the doomed flight approaches.

The 53-year-old Malaysia Airlines pilot was the commander of the Boeing 777, which disappeared on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 238 other people on board.

Sakinab, 72, said Tuesday’s anniversary would bring a “double dose” of grief.

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