UPDATES #MH17 Crash | MAS: Plane had clean bill of health
[1.50pm] In a statement, MAS said the B777-200 aircraft bearing registration no. 9M-MRD that operated MH17 had a clean maintenance record. The aircraft’s last maintenance check was on July 11 and the next check was due on Aug 27.
The maintenance was conducted at Malaysia Airlines’ hangar at KLIA. The aircraft had a clean bill of health.
The aircraft was manufactured in July 1997, and so had 17 years in service. The aircraft had recorded 75,322 hours with a total of 11,434 cycles.
All communication system on the aircraft were functioning normally.
[1.20pm] Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai visits family members and loved ones of those onboard MH170 at the visitor centre located at KLIA.
Liow, who just came back from China this morning, did not address the media.
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