Monday, March 9, 2015
@LiowTiongLai : Transparent report will pave the way for further review
In accordance with international convention and practice as well as the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the Government of Malaysia as the State conducting the investigation appointed an international independent safety investigation team for MH370 made up of aviation experts from the world over.
The 19-member international independent safety investigation team known as ‘The Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370’ is lead by the former Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation, Malaysia, Datuk Kok Soo Chon comprising Accredited Representatives from seven international Air Accident and Incident Investigation Organisations from Australia, China, France, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The team has today released an interim statement and factual information pertaining to MH370.
This was done in compliance with chapter 6, paragraph 6 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation on Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation which states that if a final report cannot be released within twelve months, the State conducting the investigation should release an interim statement on each anniversary of the occurrence, detailing the progress of the investigation and any safety issues raised.
I have tasked my Ministry to undertake an immediate review of the 578 pages of factual information that accompanies the interim statement. We will definitely take heed of the facts contained in the document and the appropriate measures will be undertaken once the necessary reviews have been completed.
The Investigation Team is now conducting an analysis of the following areas, Airworthiness & Maintenance and Aircraft Systems; ATC operations; Cargo Consignment; Crew Profile; Diversion from Filed Flight Plan route; Organisational and Management Information of DCA and MAS; and Satellite Communications (SATCOM).
Moving forward, this international independent safety investigation team will analyse the factual information and draw conclusions and safety recommendations.
As we mark the first anniversary of MH370, my heart goes out to the families and loved ones of those on board. Malaysia together with the international community stands in solidarity with the next of kin during this trying time.
We would like to thank the international independent safety investigation team for their efforts to date.
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