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Malaysian Government issues its interim report on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370

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The government of Malaysia, required by international aviation protocols, issued their preliminary report on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 on its one-year anniversary. The report actually does not really increase the knowledge base. It does however clarify some rumors and issues.

According to CNN, “the report revealed that the battery of the underwater locator beacon on MH 370’s flight data recorder expired more than a year before the plane’s disappearance.

The report, citing maintenance records, said that there was no evidence to suggest the battery was replaced before its expiry in December 2012. While such a battery can operate past its expiry date, it said, “it is not guaranteed that it will work or that it would meet the 30-day minimum requirement.”

The battery on the plane’s other so-called black box, the cockpit voice recorder, was replaced as scheduled and remained within its expiry date, the report said.

Investigators interviewed maintenance staff and found that the computerized replacement schedule had not been updated correctly when the flight data recorder, and its locator beacon were replaced in February 2008.”

The investigators also found no unusual signs for the cockpit crew and cabin crew. The captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, according to the report “didn’t have any personal or financial problems that would cast suspicion on him” according to the CNN report.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

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The Dutch Safety Board issues its preliminary report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 over eastern Ukraine

The Dutch Safety Board is investigating the accident to flight MH 17 which occurred at Thursday, July 17, 2014 in the region of Donetsk (Ukraine). The Dutch Safety Board will be doing all it can to provide a clear view of the cause of the accident.

The investigation is operated in accordance with the standards and recommanded practices in ICAO Annex 13. The state of of occurance (Ukraine) has delegated the investigation to the Dutch Safety Board. The Dutch Safety Board is leading the investigation and coordinating the international team of investigators.

In addition to the international accident investigation, the Dutch Safety Board is also conducting two other independent investigations: an investigation into the decision-making process with regard to flight routes and an investigation into the availability of passenger lists.

September 9, 2014

The Dutch Safety Board has issued the preliminary report on the investigation into the crash of MH17 on Tuesday September 9, 2014. The preliminary report presents factual information based on the sources available to the Dutch Safety Board.

In the months to come further investigation is needed before the final report can be written. The Dutch Safety Board expects to publish the final report within a year after the crash.

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Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Malaysia government issues its preliminary report on Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370

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Malaysia government through the Ministry of Transport (Kuala Lumpur) has issued its preliminary report on missing Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) flight MH 370. Here is the full, although brief, report:

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MH 370 Report pg 4

MH 370 pg 5

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