Malaysia/DCA/Announcement 29 January 2015
On 29 January, 2015 the Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation (Malaysia) issued a Press Statement in which the loss of MH370 was described as 'an accident'. This appears to conflict with the many previous statements that MH370 remained under control of one or more persons. However, as explained by Mr Rahman the terminology is from the ICAO Annexe 13.
Notes and References
This Announcement was originally sourced from the Malaysia Airlines website at http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/content/dam/malaysia-airlines/mas/PDF/MH370/Announcement_of_MH370_by_DOA_english.pdf but is no longer hosted at that site.
Another source was the DCA website at http://www.dca.gov.my/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Announcement-of-MH370.pdf