MH370—Third Anniversary

Media Release


08 March 2017

Today marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and its 239 passengers and crew from 14 different countries.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester today spoke at a National Memorial Service held for the families and friends of the seven passengers on board MH370 who called Australia home.

“Those on board MH370 will not be forgotten and our thoughts remain with their family and friends,” Mr Chester said.

“It has been an honour today to be joined by the loved ones who have suffered a great loss.

“The disappearance of MH370 is one of the great mysteries of our time and led to the largest search in aviation history.

“The Australian Government is proud to have taken a strong leadership role and led both the surface search in the southern Indian Ocean and the subsequent underwater search for the missing aircraft.”

Mr Chester also confirmed the Australian and Western Australian governments were working together to establish and install a permanent memorial in Perth honouring all on board MH370.

“I believe a permanent memorial would be an important way to honour everyone on board MH370 and a place of quiet reflection for family members and friends. My goal is to have it installed as soon as possible.”