Beijing, March 9: In a comprehensive report released by the Malaysian government, it was stated that the crew members of the ill-fated Boeing 777 jetliner were calm in the last minutes. It further elaborated saying that the pilot and the co-pilot showed no discrenible signs of distress before the tragedy.
While this is just one aspect of the mystery, this is probably the most comprehensive and informative report the government has come up with. Furthermore, it has also established the fact that the plane's underwater beacons had expired.
The report also summarized the maintenance situation of the aircraft and offered a minute-by-minute account of the turn of events and the way the air traffic controller tried to bring the situation under control.
Making the search even more difficult was the fact that the batterey on one of the plane's emergency loactor beacons had expired more than a year earlier. Four ships continue to scour a patch of ocean of the size of West Virginia, using specialized sonar technique in order to locate the plane.
"Together with our international partners, we have followed the little evidence that exists. Malaysia remains committed to the search, and hopeful that MH370 will be found," Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia said in a statement on Sunday. Auastralian authorities too vouch to keep the search on.