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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. 

Chinese navy ship to map seabed in search for missing flight MH370

Chinese navy vessel. A Chinese navy survey ship will start mapping the seabed off the west Australian coast this week as part of the latest phase in the search for the Malaysian airliner. Photo: Xinhua

A Chinese navy survey ship will start mapping the seabed off the west Australian coast this week as part of the latest phase in the search for the Malaysian airliner, officials said on Monday.

Monday, 19 May, 2014, 1:15pm

Flight MH370 relatives meet again in Beijing to get search update from airline

Frustrated relatives of passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in March meet in Beijing. Photo: Wu Nan

More than 100 relatives of the 154 missing Chinese passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight 370 met in Beijing last week seeking news of the hunt for the airliner. Some of them briefly blocked a conference room exit, preventing airline staff from leaving when the meeting ended.

18 May 2014 - 9:10am 7 comments

Loss of flight MH370 has 'devastating' effect on Malaysia Airlines finances

Malaysia's Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein speaks at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 15, 2014. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has revealed the loss of flight MH370 had a "devastating" impact on its already shattered finances.

16 May 2014 - 12:43am 1 comment

Malaysian authorities delayed search for missing MH370, admits PM Najib

Malaysian authorities delayed search for missing MH370, admits PM Najib

Malaysia’s Prime Minister on Wednesday admitted that the start of the hunt for missing flight MH370 was delayed due to ‘confusion’, as the United Nations aviation agency said the industry would voluntarily start to improve the tracking of aircraft.

14 May 2014 - 7:06pm 2 comments

Australian government budgets A$90m in search for flight MH370

Australia has already spent A$36 million for searching the missing flight and a further A$54 million has been set aside for 2014/15. Photo: AFP

Australia's contribution to the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will reach A$90 million (HK$652 million) over the course of two years, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government.

14 May 2014 - 12:17am

Malaysia Airlines set to seek out-of-court deals on claims, say lawyers

Malaysia Airlines is likely to be forced into out-of court settlements. Photos: AP, AFP

The lack of evidence indicating what caused flight MH370's disappearance raises a legal conundrum that law experts say is likely to force Malaysia Airlines into out-of-court settlements.

12 May 2014 - 11:25am 1 comment

Submersible's search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 returns to site of first ‘ping’

The Bluefin-21 submersible on the deck of the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield as it replenishes supplies and conducts routine maintenance and software modifications. Photo: AFP

An Australian naval vessel carrying an underwater drone involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 left port on Saturday on its second mission to scan part of the Indian Ocean where the longest sonar ‘ping’ was heard over a month ago.

10 May 2014 - 4:03pm 3 comments

Flight MH370 relatives refuse to give up search for loved ones

Steve Wang (left) and Jiang Hui won't stop searching. Photo: Wu Nan

Relatives of the Chinese passengers on board flight MH370 said they were prepared for a long- term battle to find their loved ones, as the final relative who had been staying at the Lido Hotel in Beijing checked out yesterday.

10 May 2014 - 4:13am 4 comments

Europe wants tough new black box rules as MH370 mystery persists

A towed pinger locator failed to pinpoint the location of the crash.

Europe’s aviation safety watchdog yesterday proposed a series of tough new requirements for “black box” flight recorders,  as teams continue searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared on March 8.

7 May 2014 - 1:45am 1 comment

International experts to take fresh look at data in hunt for flight MH370

Hashammuddin, Truss, Houston and Yang yesterday. Photo: AP

An international panel of experts will re-examine all data gathered in the nearly two-month hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet to ensure search crews who have been scouring a remote area of ocean for the plane have been looking in the right place.

6 May 2014 - 8:20am 1 comment

Upgraded technology can help avert disasters like flight MH370

Relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 wait to leave a hotel in Beijing as the Malaysia Airlines ceased to provide the hotel accommodation for them. Photo: AP

The Malaysian government's preliminary report into the disappearance of the still missing flight MH370 was never going to appease the relatives of the 239 people on board the plane.

3 May 2014 - 6:14am

Relatives of flight MH370 angry over order to quit Beijing hotel

A room at the Lido Hotel used by relatives of flight MH370 passengers lies empty. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia Airlines' decision to shut down assistance centres set up for relatives of passengers aboard missing flight 370 has left the families angry and confused.

3 May 2014 - 6:53pm 17 comments

Nations searching for missing flight MH370 to meet on way forward

Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein listens to Angus Houston, the Australian head of the search, in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Photo: EPA

Senior officials from Malaysia, Australia and China will meet early next week to decide on the next step in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, while expressing confidence on Friday that the hunt was on the right track despite no wreckage being found so far.

2 May 2014 - 11:48pm 1 comment

Malaysia releases draft report on missing flight MH370 as it ends hotel stays for families

Transport and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia will release a preliminary report on the disappearance of the plane. Photo: EPA

Malaysia on Thursday made public a preliminary report on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and asked relatives of missing passengersto move out of hotels and return home to wait for news on the search for the plane.


2 May 2014 - 10:18am 2 comments

Search for Flight 370 reveals limits of China's global leadership

Air crew members from China involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 at the RAAF Pearce Base near Perth, Australia. Photo: Reuters

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has unexpectedly called into question China's rise, in particular whether it is ready to play the role of a global superpower.

1 May 2014 - 2:33am 6 comments