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. 

Malaysia seeks help to find more MH370 debris amid speculation over scraps found on Reunion

Metallic debris was found on a beach in Saint-Denis on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, close to where a wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week. Photo: AFP

Malaysian officials said on Sunday they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.

Monday, 3 August, 2015, 2:18am

Malaysian official: New metallic debris found on La Reunion island is not from MH370

New metallic debris was found on a beach on the French Reunion Island close to where where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week. Photo: AFP

A senior Malaysian official says that an object found in Reunion has been confirmed as “a domestic ladder” and is not a plane part, amid media reports that a new piece of plane debris was found on the island.

2 Aug 2015 - 9:14pm

MH370: What the wing fragment from Reunion could tell experts about plane’s crash

Police officers escort an airport vehicle transporting the debris from a Boeing 777 plane that washed up on the Reunion Island. Photo: AFP

Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the plane it belonged to.

2 Aug 2015 - 4:07am 2 comments

Torn wing flap arrives in France for analysis as Malaysia says probe 'moving closer' to solving MH370 mystery

The Boeing 777 wing found on La Reunion, a French island in the western Indian Ocean, will be analysed by the BEA aviation body. Photo: TNS

A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early on Saturday, in the hope that it can be the breakthrough investigators have long been waiting for in the hunt for vanished flight MH370.

1 Aug 2015 - 2:12pm

Australia warns MH370 debris won't solve the mystery of what happened

Debris found on Reunion being sent to France. Photo: EPA

Australian authorities yesterday said the discovery of plane wreckage, even if found to be from MH370, would not narrow down the location of the main debris field or solve the mystery of why the jet crashed.

The wreckage, which is two metres long, was found on a beach on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean and is expected to be analysed in France today.

1 Aug 2015 - 4:16am

‘Chinese water bottle, Indonesian canister’ wash up on Reunion Island after possible MH370 wing flap find

French gendarmes and police carry a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre. It was supposedly headed for a testing centre in Toulouse, France, last night. Photo: EPA

Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are “increasingly confident” that a damaged wing part found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated jet.

31 Jul 2015 - 7:52pm 3 comments

Meet the beachcomber who may have helped solve the world’s greatest aviation mystery MH370

Johnny Begue, with a fragment from a suitcase he believes may be related to the wing wreckage he discovered nearby. Photo: AFP

Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he saw something unusual washed up in the sand.

1 Aug 2015 - 1:25am

Chinese families of missing MH370 passengers begin anxious wait for news on plane part discovery

Chinese families of missing MH370 passengers begin anxious wait for news on plane part discovery

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing 16 months ago were waiting anxiously on Thursday night for confirmation that aircraft debris found on Réunion Island in the southern Indian Ocean was from the jetliner.

31 Jul 2015 - 10:48am

Australian deputy PM: debris found in Indian Ocean a "major lead" to unlock MH370 mystery

Australian deputy PM: debris found in Indian Ocean a "major lead" to unlock MH370 mystery

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said the discovery of what could be debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was significant if yet unconfirmed.

30 Jul 2015 - 7:41pm

Five lingering questions about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Five lingering questions about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370

News broke today that searchers may have discovered part of the remains of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared more than a year ago and left in its place one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.

The passenger plane was running a routine flight between Malaysia and Beijing on March 8 last year when it disappeared less than an hour after it took off.

31 Jul 2015 - 5:48pm 1 comment

‘We’ve been kept in the dark’: Chinese MH370 relatives complain about lack of information after wreckage discovery

Distraught relatives await news at Beijing airport after MH370 went missing last March. Photo: Reuters

Frustrated Chinese relatives of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 passengers have criticised a lack of communication from officials and investigators after plane wreckage of a Boeing 777 was discovered on remote Reunion Island.

30 Jul 2015 - 8:47pm 3 comments

Wreckage found on Reunion Island may be from missing MH370

Wreckage found on Reunion Island may be from missing MH370

Police say it's too early to say if debris washed up on Reunion Island belonged to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. (Photo: AFP)

30 Jul 2015 - 12:47pm

MH370 watch: Plane debris shipped to France for analysis 'almost certainly' from a Boeing 777

MH370 watch: Plane debris shipped to France for analysis 'almost certainly' from a Boeing 777

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said "initial reports suggest the debris is very likely to be from a 777" but that it is too early to speculate. The debris will be shipped by French authorities to Toulouse, site of the nearest office of the BEA, he said.

31 Jul 2015 - 4:02am 2 comments

Kuala Lumpur's budget passenger terminal is sinking, airline says

AirAsia is the new terminal's biggest user .Photo: AFP

Kuala Lumpur International Airport's new budget passenger terminal is sinking, with cracks appearing in the taxiway and water forming pools that planes must drive through.

27 Jul 2015 - 11:40pm

Could plane spotted by Maldivian islanders really have been MH370?

Kuda Huvadhoo island, Dhaalu Atoll, in the Maldives. Photos: Florence de Changy

The story that the Boeing 777 airliner that vanished on March 8, 2014 was seen flying low over a remote Indian Ocean island won't go away. So what did islanders really see that day?

10 Jul 2015 - 2:05pm

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