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World airlines association says cannot let another plane 'vanish' like MH370

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 - 11:32am IST | Agency: ANI

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 shows the need for better ways to keep track of passenger aircrafts, as 'we cannot let another aircraft simply vanish', the trade association for the world's airlines has said.

The International Air Travel Association (IATA) said MH370 has highlighted the need to improve the tracking system of aircraft in flight.

Tony Tyler, head of the airline industry trade body, said in a world where every move seems to be tracked, there is disbelief that an aircraft could simply disappear and that the flight data and cockpit voice recorders are so difficult to recover, news.com.au reports.

Tyler's statement was released at an IATA conference in Kuala Lumpur, where authorities are investigating what caused flight MH370 to disappear on March 8.

The jet vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Malaysian authorities believe the flight was deliberately diverted by someone on board.

According to the report, aviation experts have said the MH370 mystery could prompt major change in the industry, particularly in improving the tracking of aircraft.

Tyler also said governments must make better use of information sources like Interpol's lost or stolen passports database, the report added. 

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