MH370’s Beacon Battery Was Expired

According to the first comprehensive report into missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the plane’s underwater locator beacon’s battery had expired in December 2012. The 584-page report appears to mostly cover how ordinary the flight was, from the lack of unusual health-related issues or problems for the cabin crew and no unusual weather. The news about the cabin crew supports reporting from The Daily Beast that ran counter to the Malaysian government's trashing of the pilots. According to the report, the expired battery went unnoticed because of a computer error. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak claimed that the country is still searching for the missing flight and its 239 passengers. "The lack of answers and definitive proof — such as aircraft wreckage — has made this more difficult to bear," he said. "Malaysia remains committed to the search, and hopeful that MH370 will be found."