MH370: 10 years on

  • Joint media release with:
  • The Hon Catherine King MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Ten years on from the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, the Australian Government’s sincere sympathies remain with the loved ones of the 239 passengers and crew on board, including seven people who called Australia home.

Despite coordinated efforts to locate the missing plane over the last decade, those who lost loved ones have not had the answers they seek. We recognise their ongoing heartache and grief.

Today, we also acknowledge the significant contributions made to support the Malaysian Government in the search for MH370 over many years. 

Australia coordinated what was one of the biggest search operations of its kind in history when the aircraft disappeared, searching over 3 million square kilometres above the water and more than 120,000 square kilometres under the water, sadly without locating the missing aircraft.

We thank all of those who assisted in these efforts, including the Australian Defence Force, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the Defence Science and Technology Group, Geoscience Australia, and the CSIRO.

The Australian Government is supportive of all practical efforts to find MH370. Australia stands ready to assist the Malaysian Government if it considers that Australian agencies are able to offer technical information as a result of their involvement in previous searches.

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