New Radar Data Found for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
Relatives of Passengers Storm News Conference
The investigation of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight continued as officials said that they had received additional radar data.
At a news conference Wednesday, the country’s defense minister and acting transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, told reporters that authorities had received new data from an unspecified country or countries.
“I can confirm that we have received some radar data, but we are not at liberty to release information from other countries,” he said.
“I appeal to all our partners to continue volunteering any and all information that could help with the investigation and the search for MH370,” he added.
Prior to the news conference, relatives of the missing passengers stormed the conference and, in a move that was widely publicized on television news, a visibly distraught woman identified as the mother of one of the passengers was carried out of the room by security personnel. The relatives blamed the Malaysian government for not working hard enough to find the plane and one woman screamed “Tell us the truth!”
Hussein told reporters he “fully understands” the relatives’ frustration and had ordered an inquiry into the woman’s removal.