MH370 report to be released upon completion of latest search

by  BERNAMA / pic by TMR file

The full detailed investigation report into the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be released upon completion of the latest search efforts, said the investigation team, exactly four years after the passenger jetliner vanished from the radar screen.

The publication of the detailed investigation report, Safety Report, based on currently available information has been suspended pending the outcome of the latest search efforts, since any new evidence uncovered is likely to significantly affect the investigation.

“In the event the aircraft is found, the team will conduct further investigation. If the aircraft is not found and a decision is made to discontinue the search, the team will resume the completion of the report and release it in the months ahead,” said the Malaysian International Civil Aviation Organisation Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370 in a statement yesterday.

On Jan 11, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai announced that under an agreement with US-based seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity Ltd, the search operation for MH370 would resume in mid-January with the Seabed Constructor vessel covering a 25,000 sq km area within 90 days and expected to end in June.

The fourth interim statement also stated that aircraft debris possibly from MH370 were still being discovered around the south-eastern coast of the African continent and the adjacent islands.