Written by Staff Writer
21 May, 2014 | 7:25 am
After months of clamoring, the MH370 raw satellite data that families have been demanding may soon be publicized.
Until now, Inmarsat, the company whose satellites communicated with the missing plane in its last hours, has said it didn’t have the authority to release it.
But on Tuesday, Inmarsat and Malaysian authorities said they were trying to make the raw data accessible.
“In line with our commitment towards greater transparency, all parties are working for the release of the data communication logs and the technical description of the analysis for public consumption,” Inmarsat and the Malaysian aviation officials said in a joint statement.
“It must also be noted that the data communication logs is just one of the many elements of the investigation information,” the officials said.
The statement did not say when the information would be released. But publication of the raw satellite data could allow for independent analysis of what happened on March 8, the day Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared with 239 people on board.
Some relatives of passengers weren’t sure what to make of the announcement.
“Their intentions have to be backed by actions, so I’d like to wait to see when that really happens,” said K.S. Narendran, whose wife was on the plane.
“Secondly, it’s just one piece of the whole amount of data that has been used to conduct the search,” Narendran told foreign media. “So when sharing Inmarsat data by itself is important, I think it will be essential as time goes by for the larger set of data to also be made available.”
But CNN aviation analyst Jeff Wise said “the box is going to open” when the data gets publicized.
“It could produce more theories. It will probably cancel out a lot of theories,” he said.
Either way, the release will hopefully give “a much better understanding of what’s been going on all this time.”
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