MH370 families hope for answers from official report

MH370 news: Final report into Malaysia Airlines flight leaves families in TEARS | Daily Star

MH370 news: Final report into Malaysia Airlines flight leaves families in TEARS | Daily Star

On Monday, the leader of the team of investigators, Kok Soo Chon, said they couldn't rule out the possibility of "unlawful interference" of the flight-though no terrorist groups had claimed responsibility. He said there was no evidence of abnormal behaviour or stress in the two pilots that could lead them to hijack the plane but all passengers were also cleared by police and had no pilot training.

An independent investigation report into Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says the cause of the plane's disappearance still can not be determined and the "possibility of intervention by a third party can not be excluded".

The independent investigation report, released more than four years after the Beijing-bound aircraft disappeared from radar an hour into its departure from Kuala Lumpur, admitted the precise cause of the disappearance could still not be determined, but "the possibility of intervention by a third party cannot be excluded".

It said the cause of the disappearance still can not be determined conclusively, but the "possibility of intervention by a third party can not be excluded".

Grace Nathan, a lawyer whose mother, Anne Daisy, was on the plane, told reporters: "We hope that these mistakes will not be repeated and that measures are put in place to prevent them in the future".

The MH370 story is etched in aviation history as the most freaky incident, how a Boeing 777 with 239 people onboard vanished under mysterious circumstances, unleashing never ending scenarios provided both by aviation experts and conspiracy theorists.

The turn-back "was not because of anomalies in the mechanical systems. we can confirm the turn-back. was made under manual control". "We are not of the opinion that it could have been an event committed by the pilot", Dr. Kok said.

Other theories disproved by the report included speculation that the plane's cargo, which included 4,566kg of mangosteens and 221kg of lithium-ion batteries, had sparked to cause a fire.

Malaysia's new government, which took power in May, has said the hunt could be resumed but only if new evidence comes to light.

The families have also complained that no representatives from the search team nor the Ministry of Transport were on hand at the briefing to answer questions.

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The report said there was insufficient information to determine if the aircraft broke up in the air or during impact with the ocean. "It's not over until MH370 is found", she said.

The MH370 riddle is one of the most perplexing incidents the aviation world has ever seen, but extensive searches have proved fruitless.

FFlight officer Rayan Gharazeddine scans the water in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia from a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion during a search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in 2014.

It was the second major search after Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200 million ($147.06 million) search across an area of 120,000 sq km (46,332 sq miles) previous year.

It too failed to find any trace of the plane and the search was called off in late May.

"It's still hard. I wish every day they would find some answers but I've said for a long time now that I just don't think that's going to happen".

Theories range from mechanical error or a remote-controlled crash, to more freaky explanations like alien abduction and a Russian plot.

Scattered pieces of debris have washed ashore on beaches in Africa and Indian Ocean islands, indicating a remote stretch of the ocean where the plane probably crashed.

The Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control lost contact with the doomed flight at 1:19am Malaysia time.

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