KUALA LUMPUR – Following is the statement made on Aug 6 released at 1.48 am by the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) on the missing MAS Flight MH370:
Malaysia Airlines would like to sincerely convey our deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers onboard Flight MH370 on the news that the flaperon found on Reunion Island on July 29 was indeed from Flight MH370.
This has been confirmed jointly today by the French Authorities, Bureau dâ€™ Enquetes et dâ€˜ Analyses pour la Securites de Iâ€™AviationCivile (BEA), the Malaysian Investigation Team, Technical Representative from PRC and Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) in Toulouse, France and subsequently announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Family members of passengers and crew have already been informed and we extend our deepest sympathies to those affected.
This is indeed a major breakthrough for us in resolving the disappearance of MH370 and we expect and hope that there would be more objects to be found which would be able to help resolve this mystery.
Moving forward, Malaysia Airlinesâ€™ priority will be to continue providing latest updates and information to the families and will fully cooperate with the relevant authorities on the investigation and recovery of this tragic accident. – BERNAMA