Malaysian Government: Flight 370 Ruled an ‘Accident’

Official Statement Made to Help Compensation Claims

By Jesse Sokolow on 29 January 2015
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DSC_0505The Malaysian government officially has officially declared the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 an accident.  The government also officially announced that there were no survivors from the crash.

The move is intended to help victims’ families proceed with the processing compensation claims

Department of Civil Aviation Director-General Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, speaking in a pre-recorded statement that was played on national TV, said that it was “with the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that we officially declare Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident.”

“All 239 of the passengers and crew onboard MH370 are presumed to have lost their lives,” he said.

Search efforts for the aircraft are still ongoing, although the plane’s whereabouts are still unknown, despite a massive international search in the southern Indian Ocean.

“The search, unfortunately, has yet to yield the location of the missing aircraft,” Rahman said.

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