MH370 disappearance: Civil aviation chief quits

By Agency Published on Jul 31, 2018 03:40 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's civil aviation chief says he has resigned to take responsibility after an investigation report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control centre during Flight 370's disappearance four years ago.

The report released on Monday raised the possibility the jet may have been hijacked even though there was no conclusive evidence of why the plane went off course.

Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said in a statement today the report didn't blame the civil aviation department for the plane's loss, but it found the air traffic control centre failed to comply with operating procedures.

He said he has tendered his resignation and will step down in two weeks. The jet carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished March 8, 2014.