MOT to consult ATSB after MH370 document review

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / pic by TMR FILE

THE  Ministry of Transport Malaysia (MOT) will be consulting the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) following the conclusion of the review of the documents produced by British aeronautical engineer Richard Godfrey.

MOT acknowledges that the ATSB is reviewing documents, which asserts new leads in identifying the location of the missing MH370 aircraft.

It stated any further discussions will be held with the Chinese and Australian governments based on credible evidence, which can lead to producing results in any new search for the missing aircraft.

“Similar to the ATSB, the Ministry cannot at this moment comment on the validity of Godfrey’s assessments without third-party review and verification,” MOT said in a statement today.

“The Ministry remains sympathetic to the family members of the victims and is also of the view that careful consideration and study should be given to any new credible evidence which may be put forth to identify the location of the aircraft,” it stated.

Recently, ATSB is investigating the allegations of a British aeronautical engineer who claimed to know the true position of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared from radar on March 8, 2014.

The ATSB chief commissioner stated the results of the review were expected to be completed in the next few weeks and would be announced to the public through the agency’s official website, however, the agency does not recommend any new searches at this time.

Last year, Godfrey, claimed to have located the plane’s crash site using breakthrough technology which helped him locate the jet lies 13,000ft below the surface of the ocean and the plane is about 1,200 miles west of Perth, Australia lying at the base of what is known as the Broken Ridge – an underwater plateau with a volcano and ravines in the south-eastern Indian Ocean.