MH370: DCA chief says International Civil Aviation Authority may use reports to improve air safety

MH370: DCA chief says International Civil Aviation Authority may use reports to improve air safety
A screen shows questions from family members of passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 after routine briefing in Beijing.

KUALA LUMPUR - Reports produced on the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be sent to the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), which will be used to implement measures to prevent a re-occurrence of the incident.

"They will study the report and study what happened and come up with whatever follow-up measures are necessary to ensure that such accidents do not happen in the future. This is the usual practice and I feel they are interested in the report that will be produced," said Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman.

He said the search for the black box of MH370 was ongoing so such a report could be produced.

Azharuddin said this in response to questions at the daily MH370 press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre here on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced on Monday night that based on new analysis by satellite company Inmarsat and Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on the satellite data provided, it was concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor to its last position in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth.

MH370, which had been missing for 17 days before Najib's announcement disappeared from Malaysian radars at 2.15am on March 8 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing at 1.30am. It carried 239 passengers and crew.

 

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