France reopens MH370 investigation amid claims of Malaysian cover-up

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France reopens MH370 investigation amid claims of Malaysian cover-up

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Post by howie » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:14 am

BREAKING NEWS France reopens MH370 investigation amid claims of Malaysian cover-up

FRANCE has reopened its investigation into the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 after Malaysia’s long-awaited “final report” failed to provide an explanation for the aircraft’s disappearance.

French newspaper Le Parisien reports that investigators are keen to verify data from Inmarsat — the British operator of a global satellite network — which tracked the aircraft’s pings to the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia, where it is believed to have crashed.

In response, relatives of those on board MH370 issued a statement urging the Malaysian government to release all data, including military radar data, for review and analysis by independent experts.

Malaysia’s 449-page report into MH370’s disappearance, released on June 30, was universally condemned and sparked accusations by victims’ families of a cover up at worst and incompetence at best.

They were particularly critical of the decision to rule out a sophisticated murder suicide plot by the chief pilot, Captain Zaharie Shah, despite evidence showing someone intentionally disabled the plane’s communication systems before manually rerouting it.

Now the Gendarmerie of Air Transport (GTA) has launched its own probe into the mysterious disappearance, according to Le Parisien.

It said the presence of four French victims on board the doomed flight, which vanished on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 along with 239 passengers and crew, allowed the GTA to conduct its own investigations.

The most significant piece of suspected MH370 debris to be located so far — a barnacle encrusted wing part known as a flaperon — was found on the French-owned island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean in 2015.

The results of the French analysis of the flaperon have never been fully released but an interim report said investigations had been hampered by an absence of data from Boeing.

According to Le Parisien, French investigators want to re-examine “all the technical data” provided by Inmarsat in order to “verify its authenticity” and confirm if the plane’s path was correctly plotted.

However, the French Government has made no formal announcement about any investigation.
Voice 370, a group comprising of and acting for relatives of those lost on MH370, echoed French concerns regarding the satellite data in a strongly worded statement issued on Tuesday.

“Boeing, for example, that has been silent for the last 4.5 years wasted no time in absolving

themselves of blame despite the fact that (the Malaysian) report specifically mentions that a lack of evidence precluded the investigation from definitely eliminating any possibility,” it said.

“Furthermore, the French authority mentions repeatedly in their report that their investigations on the flaperon had been hampered by an absence of data from Boeing.

“The report highlights that the military’s primary radar data played a significant role in

tracing the aircraft's flight path. Voice 370 calls upon the Government of Malaysia to share all

available data with independent experts for a thorough peer review and analysis.

“We believe that after 4.5 years since MH370 disappeared, there is no reason to continue to withhold data when its probative value far outweighs any prejudicial effect.”



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Post by Raffles » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:53 am

Still mind boggling.



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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:49 pm

Goodness, where will this end :thinking:



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