Raw Data for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to be Released Tuesday

By Paul Riegler on 26 May 2014
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The missing Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER at Charles de Gaulle Airport in 2011

The missing Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER at Charles de Gaulle Airport in 2011

After months of waiting, the raw satellite data that may provide more information about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be released Tuesday, a Malaysian official said Monday.

Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s defense and acting transport minister, made the announcement to reporters while inspecting a new terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Until this point, Inmarsat, which recorded the data using its satellites, maintained that it did not have the authority to release it.  Last week the company and Malaysian authorities said they were working to make the data accessible.

“In line with our commitment towards greater transparency, all parties are working for the release of the data communication logs and the technical description of the analysis for public consumption,” Inmarsat and Malaysian officials said in a joint statement last week.

Flight 370 disappeared over Southeast Asia on March 8, with 239 passengers and crew members on board.  The plane’s fate continues to be one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history.

Accura News

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