#MH370: Safety Investigation Report 2018



Monday 30 July 2018

The Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370 has today released the MH370 Safety Investigation Report after months of meticulous and independent investigations.

In accordance with international convention and practices as well as the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the Government of Malaysia as the State conducting the investigation appointed a safety investigation team known as ‘The Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370’ made up of aviation experts from all over the world.

The 19-member team is led by the former Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia and former Permanent Representative of Malaysia on the Council of ICAO in Montreal, Datuk Kok Soo Chon comprising Accredited Representatives from seven international Air Accident and Incident Investigation Authorities from Australia, China, France, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The report was prepared in compliance with chapter 6, paragraph 6 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation on Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation.

It contains the analysis of the following areas, Airworthiness & Maintenance and Aircraft Systems; ATC operations; Cargo Consignment; Crew Profile; Diversion from Filed Flight Plan route; Organisational and Management Information of DCA and MAS; and Satellite Communications (SATCOM).

The Ministry of Transport will review the Safety Recommendations and will take appropriate improvement measures to prevent similar future air accidents.

At the same time, we will also conduct thorough investigation and take action against any misconduct committed based on the findings under the existing provisions of the law.

The issuance of this Report is a testament of Malaysia’s commitment and transparency in complying with its obligations as one of the contracting States under the Annex 13 of ICAO.

The Team has been given full freedom in conducting the investigation and not a single edit or amendment has been made to the Report.

The Cabinet, in its meeting on 11 July 2018 was briefed and took note of the findings of the Report.

In this regard, I would like to record our utmost appreciation and gratitude to the Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370 for its meticulous and transparent investigation.

I wish to also reiterate that the aspiration to locate MH370 has not been abandoned and we remain ever hopeful that we will be able to find the answers we seek when the credible evidence becomes available.

With the release of this Report, my heart goes out to the families and loved ones of those on board flight MH370.

Malaysia together with the international community stands in solidarity with the next of kin during this trying time.

(Media statement by YB Loke Siew Fook, Minister of Transport Malaysia at 5pm on Monday, 30th July 2018)



Media Statement by Transport Minister YB Anthony Loke about the MH370 Safety Investigation Report released on 30 July 2018



MH370 Safety Investigation Report: http://www.mh370.gov.my/en/444-mh370-investigation-report-july-2018
Download Report: http://mh370.mot.gov.my/MH370SafetyInvestigationReport.pdf
Download Appendices: http://mh370.mot.gov.my/appendix1.html


MH370 Safety Investigation Report 

MH370 Safety Investigation


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MH370 Safety Investigation Report: http://www.mh370.gov.my/en/444-mh370-investigation-report-july-2018
Report: http://mh370.mot.gov.my/MH370SafetyInvestigationReport.pdf
Appendices: http://mh370.mot.gov.my/appendix1.html


Appendices Set 1 – 7 Appendices 1.1A to1.9A


1.  Appendix 1.1A LOA DCAM & Vietnam ATM 


2. Appendix 1.6A Recent Technical Log Entries 


3. Appendix 1.6B Engine Health Monitoring Decoded Data  


4. Appendix 1.6C 9M MRO Radio Licence 


5. Appendix 1.6D ELT Activation Summary 


6. Appendix 1.6E Aircraft Performance Analysis MH370 (9M-MRO)


7. Appendix 1.9A ACARS Traffic Log 



30 July 2018: In the Media

Media Release by Hon Michael McCormack MP – Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Australia 

MM117/2018  30 July 2018

Hon Michael McCormack MP - Minister of Infrastructure and Transport AustraliaMalaysia releases investigation report into MH370 

Earlier today, the Malaysian Minister for Transport Anthony Loke released Malaysia’s investigation report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The disappearance of MH370 is one of the great mysteries of our time and an unprecedented event.

The Australian Government appreciates that, having not located the missing aircraft, it is not possible to draw definitive conclusions about what happened to MH370.

As such, I am aware this report does not provide the answers the family and friends of the 239 people on board were seeking.

I have recently spoken with each of the families of the Australians on board and I acknowledge the sense of loss with which the family, friends and loved ones of the passengers on board MH370 live today and every day.

Background for media

The underwater search was an enormous and unprecedented challenge in quite extraordinary and difficult circumstances. It occurred almost 2,500 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia in some of the most inhospitable waters in the world, including at depths of up to 6 kilometres. There were times the search vessels worked in conditions with seas of between 15 and 20-metres. These sea conditions, coupled with poor weather conditions over the Australian Winter and equipment/crew issues, delayed the completion of the underwater search in the high priority area from mid-2016 to early 2017.

The initial ATSB led search covered a surface area of 120,000 sq kms which was completed on 17 January 2017. The recent search conducted by the company Ocean Infinity covered a similar amount making the total area searched roughly the same size as Victoria.

Enquiries relating to the investigation report should be directed to Malaysian officials:
Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia | Email: MH370_QA@dca.gov.my



Some Updates by Grace Nathan and Voice370





Monday 30 July 2018: In the News

MH370 Safety Report Raises Many Questions – mh370.radiantphysics.com
MH370 Was ‘Manipulated’ Off Course to Its End, Report Says – Bloomberg.com
Final inquiry report fails to solve MH370 mystery – Flightglobal.com
MH370: safety team releases report, but cannot determine the cause of the plane’s disappearance – Changingtimes.media
MH370 report a disservice to Australian victims – theaustralian.com.au
Mystery of MH370 to remain unsolved without new search for wreckage – smh.com.au
MH370 investigators say controls were likely deliberately manipulated – Times of India
Manipulation likely behind MH370 tragedy. No apparent system fault – business-standard.com
Anger as MH370 families say official report offers no new information – msn.com
The MH370 final report declares a critical turn by the doomed flight was made manually, but investigators don’t know who did it – msn.com
MH370 report: ‘intervention by third party cannot be excluded’, say Malaysian investigators – live – theguardian.com
MH370 investigation report highlights mistakes, guidelines not followed: Families – Channelnewsasia.com
Families say no new findings in Investigation Report – Reuters


 Tuesday 31 July 2018: In the News

Azharuddin quits as Civil Aviation Authority chairman over missing MH370 – Malaymail.com
The most stunning thing about MH370 remains that 239 people on a $300m plane simply vanished in the data age – msn.com


MH370 Latest Updates incl BoRDocumentation of Updates in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 



MH370 Debris Overview 

(Click icon for info & images) | Enlarged Map: http://tinyurl.com/DebrisMapMH370| Full Search Map of Events as they were unfolding (2014)  http://tinyurl.com/WhereIsMH370 

Overview of Updates

Early Days (2014): 


2018: MH370 Official Site  – Weekly Updates Underwater search 2018  | Ocean Infinity MH370  |New Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook | Other: MOT Malaysia | MOT Interim Statements | DCA Publications  |  Press Releases Minister of Transport Malaysia Liow Liong Lai | Previous Operational Search  Updates (2014-2017):  ATSB  |  All Search Updates JACC | ATSB News  | ATSB Correcting The Record  | Media Releases Minister of Infrastructure AU | http://mh370.dca.gov.my (from the web archive)

twitter-icon@Ocean__Infinity | @DCA_Malaysia |

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