MH370: Families want technical details about aircraft

MH370: Families want technical details about aircraft

BEIJING - The questions raised by family members of Chinese passengers aboard MH370 during the briefing sessions were wide-ranging, from the technical aspects of the aircraft to the search and rescue mission.

They zoomed in on the details, in desperation to find clues that could solve the mystery surrounding the aircraft.

One such question raised yesterday related to the emergency locator transmitters (ELT) on the aircraft.

"Are there possibilities of any person climbing out of the aircraft when it is flying at a height of 10,000m to disable the emergency locator transmitters (ELT)?" a family member asked the Malaysian officials.

"If two aircraft are flying parallel to each other, is there a possibility for a person to climb out of one plane to the other to disable the ELT?"

Another woman wanted to know if the ELTs have an independent power supply and requested to see the most recent maintenance report which showed that the batteries for ELTs have been changed.

A family member hoped that the team would convey their wish to the search and rescue team to place priority on land search instead of focusing on the ocean, as the families still hung on to the hope that the aircraft may have landed somewhere.

The briefing ended on an amicable note with Royal Malaysian Air Force's Major General Affendi Buang thanking the family members for their patience and cooperation that enabled the two-way communication in a good atmosphere.

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