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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. 

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.                                                                                                                                                    

Sunday, 1 February, 2015, 2:57am

Angry relatives of flight MH370 victims reject Malaysia's findings, turn down payouts

Relatives for the victims of MH370 Malaysian Airline missing flight hold a press conference in Subang Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur. Photo: EPA

The father of a passenger on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 said families would sue the carrier if the authorities do not withdraw a formal declaration that all on board had died in an accident.

1 Feb 2015 - 5:28am 4 comments

Malaysia formally declares MH370 crash an accident, passengers presumed dead

The wife of a missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 passenger shows her husband's picture to reporters at a media conference room in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Photo: EPA

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was formally declared an accident, the Malaysian government announced on Thursday, paving the way for victims’ relatives to be compensated.

30 Jan 2015 - 1:54am 11 comments

'404 - plane not found': Malaysia Airlines targeted by hackers proclaiming IS support

Malaysia Airlines' website was hacked to display a 'plane not found' message

The website of struggling carrier Malaysia Airlines, still reeling from twin disasters last year, has been hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Islamic State group.

26 Jan 2015 - 1:24pm 1 comment

AirAsia disaster rekindles memories for relatives of MH370 passengers

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with his sand sculpture portraying two missing aircraft, Air Asia QZ8501 and Malayasia Airlines MH370. Photo: AFP

Tearful Chinese relatives of those on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 said their torment has been awakened anew by the AirAsia loss in Indonesia, nine months into their nightmare.

31 Dec 2014 - 5:34am

Relatives of Flight 370 passengers still pressing for answers

Relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 speak to a policeman as he makes a phone call outside the Foreign Ministry in Beijing. Photo: AFP

More than 290 days have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished from civilian radar, one hour into a journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8.

29 Dec 2014 - 8:55am

MH370 families furious over report missing jet to be declared 'lost'

An industry source familiar with the MH370 saga said once the plane is declared lost, all search efforts will be stopped. Photo: EPA

Relatives of MH370 passengers have criticised Malaysia Airlines after an official said authorities would set a date to announce the plane “lost”, with a source saying that would see the search called off.

12 Nov 2014 - 3:40am 1 comment

Boys sue over father’s loss on missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370

The boys' lawyer Arunan Selvaraj outside court. Photo: AP

Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government yesterday over the loss of their father on Flight MH370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the missing jet.

3 Nov 2014 - 8:07pm 1 comment

Australia asks Indonesia to be on the lookout for debris from Flight MH370

Malaysian defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein stands near an underwater probe aboard the Malaysian contracted vehicle, GO Phoenix, docked at Fremantle Port near Perth, Australia. Photo: EPA

Australian authorities have asked their Indonesia counterparts be on the lookout for debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, according to local reports yesterday.

24 Oct 2014 - 3:14am

Malaysian minister confident MH370 will be found as second ship joins hunt

The Australian-contracted survey ship M/V Fugro Discovery starts a new high-resolution search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in early October. Photo: AFP

A second ship is joining the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean, with Malaysia's defence minister expressing confidence the plane would be found.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am 6 comments

Underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 resumes in Indian Ocean

Searchers will lower new equipment deep beneath a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean to search for the missing Boeing 777. Photo: AFP

The hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 resumed on Monday after a four-month hiatus.

6 Oct 2014 - 10:26am

Search for flight MH370 reveals underwater world on seabed

A three-dimensional model of sea floor terrain.

Remnants of volcanoes and deep trenches have been discovered on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean by experts mapping the underwater terrain as part of the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

28 Sep 2014 - 5:16am

Relatives of MH370 missing say authorities have turned on them

Cheng Liping holds a family portrait. Her husband (top right) was on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. Photo: Reuters

Six months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, relatives of those lost, desperate for any hint of what happened, say Chinese authorities have become openly hostile towards them.

8 Sep 2014 - 6:42pm 5 comments

Chinese police 'beat and detain relatives of missing MH370 passengers'

Zhang Yongli, whose daughter Zhang Qi was onboard MH370, looks at his daughter's plush toys in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

Six months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, relatives of those lost, desperate for any hint of what happened, say Chinese authorities have become openly hostile towards them.

8 Sep 2014 - 8:52am 9 comments

After twin disasters, Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in revamp

Khazanah Nasional Managing Director, Azman Mokhtar announces the Malaysia Airlines recovery plan in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: EPA

Malaysia Airlines will shed 30 per cent of its staff, cut routes and replace its CEO to stave off bankruptcy after two of its airliners crashed. Stakes may also be sold to outside investors under the plans announced yesterday.

30 Aug 2014 - 4:46pm 2 comments