Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Malaysia Airlines flight 370

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air control and went missing more than a hour after it took off in the early hours of Saturday, March 8, 2014. The incident triggered an unprecedented international search and rescue operation that spanned from the southern Indian Ocean to Central Asia and involved more than two dozen countries. 

Search zone for missing MH370 to be doubled if jetliner not found by May

A member of staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat works in front of a screen showing subscribers using their service throughout the world, at their headquarters in London. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia said the search area for the missing Flight 370 would be expanded by another 60,000 sq km in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner was not found by May.

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015, 9:55am

After MH370 disaster, Chinese, European planemakers test black boxes that are easier to find

After MH370 disaster, Chinese, European planemakers test black boxes that are easier to find

It may soon be easier to locate a plane's black box flight data recorder after a disaster, as Chinese and European planemakers develop new technologies in the wake of the loss last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

16 Apr 2015 - 11:30am

Time to accept the terrible truth of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Catherine Gang, whose husband Li Zhi was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, holds a sign during a gathering of family members of the missing passengers outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

What became of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 remains as much a mystery today as when the Boeing 777-200ER disappeared just over a year ago.

10 Mar 2015 - 8:21am 1 comment

Expired battery revelation crucial to MH370 compensation lawsuit, lawyers for families say

A woman holds a sign during a silent march towards the Elysee Palace in Paris to deliver a petition signed by 18,000 people, on the first anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, on Sunday. Photo: AFP

The disclosure that an underwater locator beacon battery in the flight data recorder of MH370 had expired could be key in legal action against Malaysia Airlines over the fruitless search for the jetliner, lawyers for families of the passengers said.

9 Mar 2015 - 8:51pm

Kin mark MH370 anniversary with vow to never give up

Wang Guohui, mother of a passenger of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, cries during a gathering of family members of the missing passengers in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Families of the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Sunday marked the anniversary of the plane’s disappearance, vowing to never give up on the desperate search for wreckage and answers to the world’s biggest aviation mystery.

8 Mar 2015 - 4:05pm

Battery in MH370 black box locator had expired a year before plane went missing

Catherine Gang, whose husband Li Zhi was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, holds a banner in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

One of the batteries on a black-box locator beacon had expired more than a year before Malaysia Airlines MH370 went missing, according to an interim report released by the official investigation team probing the loss of the jetliner.

9 Mar 2015 - 4:05pm 4 comments

‘Back to drawing board’ if current MH370 search fails, Malaysia's transport minister says

Kelly Wen, the wife of a missing MH370 passenger, attends a vigil near Kuala Lumpur ahead of the anniversary of the tragedy. Photo: Reuters

The fruitless underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will "go back to the drawing board" unless results are found soon, Malaysia's transport minister announced on Saturday.

8 Mar 2015 - 12:14pm

One year on, hopes fade for Chinese MH370 families

A candle burns as the families of Chinese passengers from the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 attend prayers at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur last month. Photo: EPA

It's been a year since the red-eye flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared, and despite the most expensive and most expansive aviation search in history, the plane is nowhere to be found.

8 Mar 2015 - 12:15pm

MH370 hunt gave China chance to boost humanitarian image with navy

A man writes a message during a vigil in Petaling Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: EPA

The hunt for MH370 brought together the Chinese navy and its strategic competitors - the likes of United States, Japan and India - each racing to project their competence.

7 Mar 2015 - 2:29am

Aviation safety debate rages in wake of Flight MH370 mystery

Aviation safety debate rages in wake of Flight MH370 mystery

Flight MH370's unexplained loss over the South China Sea a year ago has spurred a major safety initiative that will have a profound impact on the aviation industry.

7 Mar 2015 - 12:01pm

MH370 search cannot last forever, may be called off within weeks, says Australia’s deputy PM

A photo taken last March shows the shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion search aircraft on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photo: Reuters

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia’s deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks.

2 Mar 2015 - 4:20pm 1 comment

Australia to trial ‘world first’ plane tracking system after MH370 mystery

Relatives of MH370 victims pray in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AP

Australia said it will test with Malaysia and Indonesia a "world first" system that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing authorities to react quickly to abnormal situations such as the disappearance of flight MH370.

2 Mar 2015 - 4:29pm

Chinese MH370 relatives detail long list of grievances

Chinese relatives of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 passengers sits as computer screen reads 'Only the truth and complete disclosure by all parties can help us locate the plane and find our loves ones' during press conference at a hotel in Seri Petaling near Kuala Lumpur. Photo: EPA

Grieving Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers blasted Malaysia Airlines yesterday, detailing their long list of complaints and traumas.

21 Feb 2015 - 9:36am 4 comments

Chinese relatives of missing MH370 victims protest outside carrier’s office

The mother of a passenger missing on flight MH370 holds a photograph of her grandson during the protest. Photo: Reuters

Relatives of Chinese citizens on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 protested outside the carrier’s office on Thursday demanding the country’s government withdraw a statement declaring all the passengers dead.

16 Feb 2015 - 7:01pm 3 comments

Flight chiefs seek new standards of air safety

924 people were killed in passenger accidents last year, the worst for loss of life since 2005

Aviation leaders will seek a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet this week after a string of high-profile accidents made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade.                                                                                                                                                    

2 Feb 2015 - 10:18am