Media Statement & Information on Flight MH17

Wednesday, July 23, 09:30 AM GMT +0800 MH17 Black Boxes: Statement by Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport, Malaysia

"Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. 
The international investigation team, led by the Netherlands, has decided to pass the black boxes to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch for forensic analysis. It is normal procedure for black boxes to be sent for analysis to the nearest laboratory authorised by the International Civil Aviation Association.
The black boxes will therefore be flown to Farnborough, UK, accompanied by Malaysian experts and other members of the international investigation team."


Tuesday, July 22, 10:05 PM GMT +0800 Media Statement 11 : MH17 Incident

The current general enquiry number +60378841234 for the MH17 incident will be deactivated effective Wednesday, 23 July 2014 at 12.00midnight.

Families of passengers and crew of MH17 may still contact the airline’s Family Support Centre hotline.

For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.

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Our thoughts and prayers remain with the passengers and our colleagues on board MH17 as well as their families and loved ones.


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