Probe reveals expired locator beacon battery and sleeping ATC controller


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  • Monday, 09 Mar 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The battery in the flight data recorder’s underwater locator beacon had expired, lithium-ion batteries were not thoroughly screened and the duty supervisor was asleep when a call was made some four hours after Flight MH370 went missing.

These are some of the curious nuggets from the nearly 600-page compilation of information gathered by a 19-man team investigating the mystery of the missing plane.

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