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Malaysia, China and Australia - a Tripartite arrangement,
and Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was a scheduled international flight which left Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 8 March 2014 at 00:42 am (MYT) and was expected to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am (MYT). The 12 crew and 38 passengers were Malaysian and 153 of the 227 passengers were Chinese.

For reasons that are still not known, the aircraft made a turn-back west across the Malay Peninsula; changed direction again and flew north west towards the Andaman Sea; and then turned south. Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean. At the request of Malaysia, the Australian Government accepted responsibility for the initial search in the southern Indian Ocean.

The Governments of Malaysia, Australia and the People's Republic of China agreed to collaborate in relation to both the search strategy and funding - this became known as the Tripartite arrangement.

Further detail is provided in articles indexed below:-


Index of articles related to the Tripartite arrangement and Flight MH370

  1. Background - an extract from the The Operational Search for MH370, Australian Transport Safety Bureau, 3 October 2017 relating to the Tripartite arrangement provides authoritative background.

  2. Communiqués - following each Tripartite meeting a Communiqué was issued. These were hosted on the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) website and others including the Malaysian Government Official Site for MH370. Communiqués are replicated here, indexed by date:-

    Monday, 5 May 2014 See also a Media release by Australia's Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Warren Truss MP
    Thursday, 28 August 2014 See also a Media release by Australia's Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Warren Truss MP
    Thursday, 16 April 2015 See also a Media release by Australia's Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Warren Truss MP
    Friday, 22 July 2016
    Tuesday, 17 January 2017

  3. Search Funding

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