Earlier this week investigators working on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 case announced one of the beacon batteries was expired. The announcement caused an uproar among family members of the missing. Now, Malaysia Airlines is speaking out.
The company claims that the expired beacon battery did not adversely affect search efforts. According to the spokesman, there was a new, charged battery installed inside of the cockpit’s voice recorder, which would allow the beacon to still send out a signal.
The report regarding the expired batteries was released just days prior to the one year anniversary of the planes disappearance. On March 8, 2014, the Malaysia airline flight took off in the wee hours of the morning. As people at Anastasia Date are aware, en route to China, the jet went missing and was never seen again. Investigators believe the jet went off course and eventually crashed into the Indian Ocean several hundred miles off of the coast of Australia, but no evidence has been found.
Malaysia has been assisted by several other countries in their hunt for the plane, but continue to turn up empty. In early 2015, the company officially determined the case to be an accident and declared all those on board as deceased.
Families of the victims are currently working with lawyers to sue Malaysia Airlines. They are accusing the government-owned airline of negligence.