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. 

Possible debris from MH370 washes up on Australian shore

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has so far been fruitless. Photo: AFP

Authorities are investigating whether “unidentified material” washed up on the southwest coast of Australia has any link to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said on Wednesday.

Thursday, 24 April, 2014, 8:35am 2 comments

China’s military vulnerability revealed in search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Chinese warships helping to search for the missing Malaysian airliner has highlighted China's military vulnerability. Photo: Xinhua

When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack of offshore bases and friendly ports to call on.

23 Apr 2014 - 12:29pm 4 comments

Extra powerful sonar equipment needed to plumb depths in MH370 search

Australia may use more powerful sonar equipment after the US Navy’s Bluefin 21 found nothing after covering more than 80 per cent of the seabed search zone. Photo: Reuters

Australia may use more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as the prime minister said on Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site would not spell the end of the search.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:14pm 2 comments

Twin air and sea disasters in Asia demand honest inquiries

The bluefin-21 in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 (left) and a sunken South Korean ferry (right). Photos: EPA, Reuters

Within the space of six weeks, Asia has witnessed an airline disaster with no wreckage and no bodies, and a marine disaster in which a sunken ferry became a tomb for hundreds of victims.

23 Apr 2014 - 10:58am 4 comments

Flight MH370 relatives oppose Malaysian moves towards issuing death certificates

A family member cries as she and other relatives pray during a candlelight vigil for passengers on the missing plane. Photo: Reuters

Relatives of flight MH370 passengers have denounced the Malaysian government's suggestion that it would soon look into issuing death certificates for those on board despite no proof yet of what happened to the plane.

23 Apr 2014 - 12:54am

Tropical cyclone halts air search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370

A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 lands in Perth after returning from the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Photo: AP

A tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean caused the air search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 to be suspended on Tuesday, as a US submarine drone neared the end of its undersea search without finding any sign of wreckage.

22 Apr 2014 - 2:02pm

No sign of MH370 after two-thirds of underwater search completed

Australian officials review sonar data after a underwater autonomous vehicle mission. Photo: Xinhua

Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said on Monday.

As many as 10 military aircraft and 11 ships are taking part in the search for the aircraft, which was carrying 239 people when it vanished on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

21 Apr 2014 - 12:20pm

Malaysia Airlines passengers weep, pray as jet turns back in safety scare

Flight MH192 after it safely made an emergency landing. Photo: EPA

 A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early yesterday, in another blow to the carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

21 Apr 2014 - 10:38pm 3 comments

Malaysian minister talks to MH370 families about financial help

Malaysia's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin (centre) speaks at a media conference after a briefing session for passengers' relatives on April 20, 2014. Photo: EPA

A Malaysian minister yesterday met relatives of passengers on missing flight MH370 and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance.

21 Apr 2014 - 6:22pm

Veteran Fox executive fired over Flight MH370 charity email

Darlene Tipton, vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, has been fired over an email about financial aid to MH370 families

A veteran Fox television executive has been sacked after she used her company e-mail account to plan aid for relatives of missing passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

20 Apr 2014 - 11:56pm 1 comment

Australian officials say current underwater search for MH370 complete in 5-7 days

Leading Seaman, Boatswain's Mate, William Sharkey searches for possible debris in the southern Indian Ocean in the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force April 17, 2014. Photo: Reuters

The search for missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's acting transport minister said yesterday.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:14am 1 comment

Another dead end for MH370 search as tests show oil slick was not from plane

Seaman Morgan Macdonald observes markers dropped from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3K Orion after an object was sighted in the southern Indian Ocean during the continuing search for the missing flight. Photo: Reuters

Investigators who analysed samples of an oil slick in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner say that it did not come from the plane.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:29am

China hits back at US reports criticising Beijing over MH370 search

Hua Chunying. Photo: Weibo

China has angrily hit back at mainstream US media that accused Beijing of dragging its feet in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:15am 17 comments

Families of MH370 passengers walk out of glitch-ridden Malaysia Airlines video conference

Family members of those on board the missing plane ended yesterday's video call abruptly. Photo: AP

Relatives of passengers on board missing Flight 370 stormed out of a meeting room in Beijing after technical problems plagued a video conference with Malaysia Airlines staff in Kuala Lumpur.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:22am 8 comments

China cancels 20-nation navy parade because of hunt for Malaysian airliner

Bangladeshi navy ship the Abu Bakar in Hong Kong en route for the parade. Photo: Felix Wong

China has cancelled a multinational naval parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the PLA Navy later this month because of the continuing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

16 Apr 2014 - 7:52am