Day 12: FBI will attempt to restore pilot’s deleted files

University students hold a candlelight vigil for passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Yangzhou, in eastern China's Jiangsu province. (AP Photo)

University students hold a candlelight vigil for passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Yangzhou, in eastern China's Jiangsu province. (AP Photo)

A flight simulator and other computers in the home of one of the pilots from missing Flight 370 will be transported to the U.S. and analyzed by the FBI, reports USA Today.

The FBI is expected to have the computers, hard drives and other materials at its Quantico, Va., headquarters this week.

U.S. agents have been in Malaysia awaiting an official invitation to join the investigation for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet but that request did not happen until Wednesday, 12 days after the Boeing 777 disappeared.

Malaysian officials said files were deleted from the flight simulator in the home of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah. The files were deleted Feb. 3 and may have been deleted simply to free hard drive space, officials said, but the FBI will try to restore the files to see what information they contain.

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