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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 ship on MH370 search mission returns to port after technical glitch

A Chinese naval ship. The Chinese survey ship, Zhu Kezhen, is returning to port after a technical problem. Photo: AFP

A Chinese ship mapping the ocean floor ahead of an intensive underwater search for missing Flight MH370 was returning to port on Saturday due to a technical problem

Sunday, 1 June, 2014, 5:14am 2 comments

MH370 ‘pings’ search zone ruled out as crash site of missing jet

A crewman on a search plane over the Indian Ocean. Photo: Reuters

The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner suffered a further setback yesterday after Australian officials said wreckage from the aircraft was not on the seabed in the area they had identified.

30 May 2014 - 8:09am 7 comments

Scientists sceptical of satellite firm Inmarsat's raw data on missing Malaysian flight MH370

Scientists sceptical of satellite firm Inmarsat's raw data on missing Malaysian flight MH370

Scientists have questioned the quality of raw data released by British satellite company Inmarsat that was used to determine Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean.

28 May 2014 - 10:42am 2 comments

Malaysia and British satellite firm release data on missing flight MH370

Relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane said they had received the data report used to determine the path of the plane. Photo: Wu Nan

Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation and Inmarsat have released the data used to determine the path of missing jet, following calls from relatives for greater transparency.

27 May 2014 - 5:24pm 1 comment

Underwater search for MH370 resumes after technical glitches

An officer kneels next to the Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle ‘Artemis’ Bluefin-21, which has been helping the search. Photo: AFP

A mini-sub searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 recommenced its operations on Thursday after technical problems, as it enters its final week of scouring the Indian Ocean seabed for signs of the aircraft.

23 May 2014 - 6:46pm

Malaysia to release satellite data on missing MH370 jet

Malaysia's Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin. Malaysia says it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner to the southern Indian Ocean. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia says it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner to the southern Indian Ocean.

The Civil Aviation Department and British company Inmarsat said in a joint statement on Tuesday said they would do this “in line with our commitment to greater transparency.”

20 May 2014 - 1:11pm 1 comment

CIA may be withholding information about MH370, Malaysia's Mahathir says

CIA may be withholding information about MH370, Malaysia's Mahathir says

One of Malaysia's most powerful politicians has suggested America's Central Intelligence Agency may be withholding information about missing flight MH370, and said the continuing search is a "waste of time and money".

20 May 2014 - 2:25pm 12 comments

Two films inspired by flight MH370’s disappearance hawked at Cannes

The trailer for one of two films inspired by missing flight MH370 touted at Cannes. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Two films inspired by the missing Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370 are being touted to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, barely two months after the plane vanished with 239 people on board.

19 May 2014 - 9:58pm

China unlikely to risk hurting ties with Malaysia over missing flight MH370

Malaysia is China's largest trading partner among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Photo: AP

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 prompted Chinese citizens to pressure their government to react harshly to Malaysia's perceived incompetence.

20 May 2014 - 4:01am

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.

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