A Japanese Air Force AP-3C Orion arrives to help with a search mission at the RAAF Pearce air base in Perth, Aistralia, March 23, 2014. The search to identify whether objects spotted in the Indian Ocean are related to missing flight MH370 continues for a fourth day, after Chinese authorities posted a satellite image of a large object floating just 120 kilometres from the location of the sighting of two previous objects released on 21 March. The search is being conducted in an area 2,500km off the South West coast of Perth after the Malaysian Airways aircraft went missing on 8 March 2014 whilst on a flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. EPA-EFF file pic.

KUALA LUMPUR: A comprehensive and detailed final investigation report on the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean is being prepared, says Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

He said the date for the final report depended in the negotiation between the government and the seabed exploration company, Ocean Infinity to commence a new mission to search for the aircraft.

“As enshrined in Annex 13 of the Chicago Convention, a final crash report should be issued within one year from the announcement of the search operation suspension based on the findings of the investigation team.

“The report will also put up proposals on improving civil aviation industry security in the country to various interested parties,” he said when winding up the debate on the 2018 Supply Bill at committee stage for the Transport Ministry at Dewan Rakyat today.

Flight MH370, which was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, was reported missing and all 239 passengers and crew members were declared dead.

On another matter, Abdul Aziz who is Sri Gading MP, said the government had approved the purchase of nine units of electric train system (ETS) in 2016 by taking into consideration the comfort of passengers according to international standards.

“Apart from that, a business class coach will be introduced at the end of 2018. Out of six coaches, one coach with 36 seats will be upgraded as business class,” he said.--BERNAMA

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