Kuala Lumpur: The first part of the new report by MH370 investigators revealed nothing substantial on the baffling mystery surrounding the Boeing 777's disappearance two years ago.
The International Air Accident Investigation Team provided a very brief overview of its work in its three-page statement.
The statement said a final report would be released following the location of the wreckage of the aircraft or when the search for the wreckage is terminated, whichever is earlier.
It said that eight areas being reviewed by the team included the diversion from the field flight plan route, Air Traffic Services operations, flight crew profile, airworthiness and maintenance and aircraft systems and satellite communications.
The investigation team is also reviewing wreckage and impact information among others from the Department of Civil Aviation, Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines and aircraft cargo consignment.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nazak said Malaysia remained hopeful that MH370 would be found in the 120,000 square kilometre area under investigation.
"If it is not, then Malaysia, Australia and China will hold a tripartite meeting to determine the way forward. We remain committed to doing everything within our means to solving what is an agonising mystery for the loved ones of those who were lost," news.com.au quoted him as saying.
Martin Dolan, Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner said the fact MH370 was yet to be found in the priority search only increased the chances it would be located in the remaining 30,000 square kilometres.
Yesterday marked two-years since MH370 disappeared while flying en-route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board.