Hijacking not ruled out over disappearance of missing flight MH370
30 July, 2018, 20:12 | Author: Bert Pena
A 1,500 page report from the Malaysian government on missing Malaysia flight MH370 has answered few questions, but it has responded to numerous conspiracy theories surrounding the plane's disappearance.
The jet vanished without a trace on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board while en-route from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing.
During a press conference after releasing the report the head of the investigation team Kok Soo Chon stated the team was unable to determine the real cause for the disappearance of MH370 and it could only provide conclusive answers if the wreckage is found.
"If the wreckage has not been found, if no victims have been found, how can we call our report the final report?" he said.
Based on the previous two points, investigators concluded that some evidence "points irresistibly to unlawful interference, such as the communications ceasing and the manual turn back".
Investigators said the plane was airworthy and the pilots were in a fit state to fly, and dismissed the theory that the plane had been taken over remotely to foil a hijacking.
There was a 2.4-ton shipment of lithium ion batteries on board that had not been scanned because there were no X-ray machines big enough, as well as 4.5 tons of mangosteen fruit.
He said however he hoped the government would try to find new clues and consider resuming the search.
Nathan said that, for the families, this report did not mark the end of the search.
The Malaysian-led report, prepared by a 19-member global team, reiterated the assertion that the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for more than seven hours after severing communications. "It makes no sense if they (the investigators) say there are no hints as to what could have happened".
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"The disappearance of MH370 and the search effort are unprecedented in commercial aviation history", the Malaysian report said Monday.
Investigators said the lack of debris from the doomed flight made it impossible to reach any conclusions about what happened to the Boeing 777 at the center of one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.
The report also detailed that the Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) who was on duty the night of the flight's disappearance did not continuously monitor the progress of MH370, as he had to focus on another area with four other flights that required his attention.
Despite other attempts to locate debris using satellite imagery and the mapping of ocean drifts, the 1,046-day search was called off on January 17, 2017.
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It was the second major search after Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless search across an area of 120,000 sq km (46,332 sq miles) past year.
Burrows, from Queensland, said she felt Malaysian authorities had "fumbled the whole investigation from the start" with delays and confusion.
It abruptly left its planned route and turned back towards Malaysia, but dropped off the ground off course somewhere around the Indian Ocean. Alhough more than 20 items of debris suspected or confirmed to be from the aircraft have washed ashore on coastlines across the Indian Ocean since then, the body of Boeing 777 has never been found.
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