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This Reference Section indexes documents from Official Sources relating to relating to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Official Sources include Malaysia Airlines and government departments and agencies.

References: Official Sources

Ministry of Transport
The Official Portal for the Ministry of Transport (Malaysia) provides a short background to the Investigation into the disappearance of MH370. Malaysia, as the State of Registry is leading the investigation. The Portal hosts some Press Releases; Reports and other primary documents; and links to other sites.

The Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370
The Ministry of Transport (Malaysia) hosts the webpage for the International Investigation Team.
This page has the links for the Safety Investigation Report and the Appendices.

MH370 Official Site
The Official Site is the Malaysian Government public portal for documents related to MH370 and includes a section for Next-of-Kin which requires a login. The site covers the search for MH370, Investigation, Media Releases and Transcripts, and more.
Update: The MH370 Official Site became unavailable after mid 2019. Although the link below is redirected to a page which explains how to access snapshots of the MH370 Official Site via an Internet Archive.

Joint Agency Coordination Centre
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) was established to coordinate all Australian Government support for the search into missing flight MH370, and also coordinated all international engagement with the Government of Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China. The website hosts some information about the search, but most of the media has been archived. See below for details.

The archive hosts a record of JACC activities including media releases, operational search updates, transcripts, maps, reports, Tripartite Meeting Communiques, photos and videos.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) coordinated and led the search operations for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean in support of the Malaysian Annex 13 investigation. The ATSB website has operational updates, news and maps; fact sheets, glossary and FAQs; reports; videos and images; links and more.

Geoscience Australia
While the ATSB led the underwater search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, Geoscience Australia provided specialist advice including analysis of the search area, sea floor mapping, and provided an understanding of the environment in which the sea floor search was conducted. Geoscience Australia has released the data and created a multimedia Story Map which is quite amazing.
Multimedia Story Map

Department of Defence
The Department of Defence Annual Report 2013-14 featured an article Defence involved in search for MH370:-
Videos from the Search are also available:-

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
AMSA was the lead agency during the surface search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. AMSA has maintained part of their website for a Timeline as an historical resource to preserve the information released by AMSA during that period. This resource includes media releases, images, charts, video, audio files and more.

Note: The following official sources are no longer available:-

Malaysia Airlines (MAS)
Following the restructure of Malaysia Airline System (MAS) to Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and consequent update of the Malaysia Airlines website, all media releases related to flight MH370 have been removed. To find any original documents, many of which were in both English and Chinese, search the internet archive called The Wayback Machine.

Office of the Prime Minister Najib Razak
Following the change of Government in Malaysia in 2018, all media statements made by the former Prime Minister Najib Razak are unavailable, presumably removed.

Department of Civil Aviation
In February 2017 the Department of Civil Aviation (Malaysia) was transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM). Documents relating to MH370 hosted on the Ministry of Transport website, and the DCA website were rationalised. What is currently available on the official sites listed above is likely to be less than what had been aggregated between 2014 and 2017.
A complete ACARS Traffic Log was made public after the release of the Safety Investigation Report in 2018, and included events which were not in the Appendices attached to that Report. However, the link to this document is not publicly listed. A link is provided here.