MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Some experts have concerns about who had access to the plane in the hours before takeoff but have so far been unable to find documentation about this. There is a theory that if someone managed to sneak onto the plane, they could have launched a cyberattack that was behind the whole disappearance.
Risk management consultant Dr Sally Leivesley told Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’ about the importance of the missing documents.
She said: “We know from the Malaysian government reports there was maintenance activity in it in February, but in the immediate period before the plane took off we don’t have that history.
“We need to know who had access to the plane.
“Was there an opportunity for someone to get on with a USB stick or in other ways to initiate a cyberattack on the plane so it would never reach its destination?”
Aviation experts on the documentary emphasised the importance of getting to the bottom of the MH370 mystery.
Aviation journalist David Learmount said: “Learning what the fate of MH370 was is very important, because those of us in the aviation industry don’t like not knowing what happened to an aeroplane.
“It might have been a human thing, it might have been a technical thing.
“But especially if it was a technical thing we went to know what it was.”
This is because if it was a technical error at fault, other aeroplanes could have the same fault and therefore be unsafe.
In this way, the main reason working out what happened to MH370 is so important is to stop it ever happening again.
However, it is also vitally important to the loved ones of the passengers and flight crew on board MH370 that they get some answers.
Grieving families have protested for more information as well as gathered together to commemorate the tragedy.
One family member told Channel 5: “I am just imagining their last moments, what they are thinking of.
“And I am sure they are all thinking of their family, their home, who love them.
“It is about finding the truth of what happened and no secrecy, no hiding of information.”
There are dozens of theories about what could have happened to MH370.
To this day, the plane’s fate remains a mystery.