Malaysian government releases MH370 data

27th May 2014
Malaysian government releases MH370 data

Malaysian government officials have released the satellite data used to track missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8th.

The raw data, compiled by British firm Inmarsat was used by the government to determine the missing plane crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.

The flight was on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared, with 239 people, mostly Chinese nationals, on board.

Despite an extensive search, no trace of the aircraft has been found, nor any reason for its disappearance.

Relatives of those on board had been calling for more transparency from the Malaysian government, prompting the latest release.

The satellite data includes the hourly ‘handshakes’ between the plane and a communications satellite.

This led investigators to conclude that the plane ended its journey off Australia.

The last of these occurred at 00:19:38 UTC.


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