Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) asked the public to assist in the investigation process of the N28JV plane that crashed in Elmina, Shah Alam, Selangor, on Thursday evening (17/8), by submitting video footage or photos of the plane.
In a statement issued in Putrajaya on Saturday, the ministry said that in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) provisions, the Air Accident Investigation Bureau (BSKU) under MOT carried out a technical investigation from the date of the incident.
According to Appendix 13-ICAO Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigations, an investigation must be prepared within 30 days from the date of the accident.
The ministry said the main aim of the investigation is to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident with the aim of saving lives and preventing similar accidents from happening in the future.
The Ministry of Transportation asks the public or any party who has video recordings or photos related to anything to help them by submitting the material to BSKU.
MOT also asked people near the crash site and witnesses to the incident to contact BSKU to assist in the investigation of the plane crash.
MOT also asked the public not to share pictures or videos of victims who died in the accident, bearing in mind that doing so would create confusion and speculation that would not only interfere with air accident investigations, but also offend the families of the victims.
Minister for Transport Anthony Loke had earlier asked BSKU to hold an investigation as soon as possible and in detail before the results were announced to the public as soon as possible.
The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was given to BSKU after it was found on Thursday (17/8) for analysis. The results of the investigation will be conveyed transparently to the public, concluded Anthony.
Source : Antara News