CANBERRA, May 17 (Bernama) -- The Australian government's transport safety investigator will be subject to parliamentary scrutiny over its handling of the US$150 million hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, reports Xinhua news agency.
MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Radar and satellite tracking indicated it went down in the southern Indian Ocean. An Australian Senate estimates hearing next Tuesday will be held as pressure grows for a full investigation into the handling of the two-year search by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
The bureau is accused of ignoring evidence that debunked its theory of how MH370 went down, with some airline pilots demanding a government-appointed Royal Commission.
Center Alliance Senator Rex Patrick told the Australian newspaper on Wednesday that he would be asking questions of the ATSB about the MH370 search.....