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MH17 Incident – Media Statement 10

MEDIA RELEASE MH17 Incident – Media Statement 10 Released at 10.05pm / 21 Jul 2014

This statement is to clarify the misunderstanding caused by a tweet from Flightradar24 on Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH004 from Kuala Lumpur to London that flew over Syrian airspace on 20 July 2014 at 1:20pm local time.

MH004’s flight plan is in accordance to International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) approved routes. As per the notice to airmen (NOTAM) issued by the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority, the Syrian airspace was not subject to restrictions.

At all times, MH004 was in airspace approved by ICAO.

Malaysia Airlines maintains that safety of its passengers and crew is of utmost priority.

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Malaysia Airlines flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and Auckland will operate as per normal schedule.

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Dated: 22 July 2014 – Media Statement 10

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