MH370 final reports released

Media Release

DC295/2017

03 October 2017

  • Two reports relating to the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 released
  • Reports are a strong reflection of the efforts by many to find the aircraft

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today welcomed the release of two final reports related to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's final report on the Australian-led search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the CSIRO's final MH370 research report reflect the extraordinary work that was undertaken, both in identifying the search area and in conducting the search.

Mr Chester said the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's report represents the detailed analysis of the search areas by Australian experts and experts from around the globe.

“The CSIRO report is a detailed analysis of the initial surface search for aircraft debris in key areas in March and April of 2014,” Mr Chester said.

“These reports are the culmination of more than three years of study and it speaks to the very best of what our global community will do when faced with a challenge that touches us all.

“Our thoughts continue to be with the families of those on board the missing aircraft,” Mr Chester said.

The reports are available online: