Malaysia civil aviation chief resigns after MH370 report

The head of Malaysia’s civil aviation authority, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, resigned Tuesday following the release of a report showing failures of Kuala Lumpur’s air traffic control center during the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

“Over the past four years, I have tried my level best to assist in the search for MH370 and I am ever resolute in finding answers we all seek towards this unfortunate tragedy as we owe it to the families and loved ones,” he said. “I am saddened to have to leave under these circumstances.”

The report did not determine the cause of the aircraft’s disappearance, and said air traffic control’s lapses in complying with operating procedures were not responsible. The report said someone deliberately steered the plane off course — dooming all 239 people on board — although investigators could not say whether it was a pilot or somebody else.

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