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General Disclaimer

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Some pages in this website include a contextually relevant disclaimer which supplements this General Disclaimer.

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Official Documents

Short documents such as Passenger Manifests and Interim Statements have been included in this website as complete documents, either as text converted from the original pdf or as the original documentin Portable Document Format (.pdf). In all cases the source has been referenced.

Extracts from official documents have been included in this website so that contextually relevant information sources are readily accessible.

Hyperlinks may be added to these extracts, consistent with this website structure as a 'wiki'. Comments, where added, are identified separate from the original text.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure reliability and accuracy, readers should consult the original sources which have been acknowledged and referenced, particularly if engaged in authoring or referencing or any legal activity which would depend upon accuracy and primary authority.

Copyright by the original authors is acknowledged.


Document Conversion

Extracts from official and other significant documents typically requires a conversion process from an original in Portable Document Format (.pdf), firstly to text, and subsequently to html with formatting added. Some content included here has been manually transcribed from an image of an original document, or an original format which cannot be captured as text.

During the process of document conversion and publication, every effort is made to ensure accuracy of the converted content. However, if using this content for research or legal purposes please refer to the original.

Data from Satellite Communication Logs have also been converted from an original in Portable Document Format (.pdf), and while accuracy has been a priority it cannot be guaranteed. If using this data for calculations or other purposes please refer to the original documents. A spreadsheet may now also be available as an original source.


Media Statements

Media Statements have been included in this website to facilitate direct linking to relevant articles, and ownership of the original content by the copyright holder is acknowledged.

Differences from the original version may include:-

  • the original style or formatting may not have been retained following conversion to html or wikitext
  • minor spelling corrections may have been made to ensure the accuracy or effectiveness of word searches
  • telephone contact numbers may have been deleted (redacted) as these are not relevant on this wiki
  • hyperlinks have been added to the text to facilitate linking to articles
  • comments have been added in comment boxes to add clarification

Although every effort has been made to ensure that the published version contains the same content as the original version, readers and researchers are advised to locate the original version from the copyright holder or by following links provided.


Reports and Report Extracts

Extracts from official Reports have been included in this website so that content is accurate, based on the original sources. Major reports are usually in Portable Document Format (.pdf) and the extracts would normally be converted to text formatted with html and css. This enables hyperlinks to be added and also enables Tooltips to provide contextually relevant help.

All extracts are clearly identified and the source is referenced.

Copyright by the original authors is acknowledged.

Redacted Content

Some personal information may be 'redacted', or obscured prior to publication. A typical example would be telephone numbers included in Media Statements, which are no longer relevant and for which publication could be inappropriate.


Timeline and Events

The several articles which collectively present a timeline of events relevant to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have been developed from official and reliable sources. The source information is available from details pages linked from each event.

The completeness of this record of events can never be asserted: events likely occurred for which there is no evidence; some known events may not yet be included in the timeline; some events may be known but not included in the official reports or documents; and the official record of events may not include all known details.

However, a comprehensive timeline is essential to the narrative of Flight MH370 so every effort is being made to include as much verifiable information as possible.

Each Event Summary is only an interpretation or explanation in simplified language and every effort is made to ensure that accuracy is maintained.

If using the Timeline for research or legal purposes, please refer to the Event Details pages and then the original document from which the information was sourced.

Readers should note too that the content of the Timeline may change as development continues.


Notes and Comments

Notes and comments are generally placed in a panel to separate the comment from the document or article to which they refer.

When placed on the same page as an extract from an official document, any note or comment is intended to be helpful and does not form part of the original material.