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. 

Submarine hunt for MH370 aborted after water proves to be ‘too deep’

Bluefin 21, the autonomous underwater vehicle, is hoisted back onboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield after  test in the southern Indian Ocean. Photo: Reuters

A robotic submarine sent into the Indian Ocean to scour for evidence of missing flight MH370 was hauled back from its first mission after waters in the search zone proved to be too deep.

Tuesday, 15 April, 2014, 6:38pm 1 comment

More than half of Malaysians believe government withheld MH370 information

Malaysian Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussin hugs a family member of a missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 during his visit in Putrajaya on March 29, 2014. Photo: EPA

Over half of Malaysians say their government have been withholding information in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, a survey by a Malaysian opinion research firm has found.

14 Apr 2014 - 4:36pm 8 comments

Oil slick spotted in hunt for MH370 as authorities prepare to launch unmanned submarine

Oil slick spotted in hunt for MH370 as authorities prepare to launch unmanned submarine

The hunt for missing MH370 entered a new phase today when officials said they would deploy the unmanned submarine Bluefin 21 to scan the ocean floor 'as soon as possible'.

14 Apr 2014 - 12:42pm 1 comment

Travellers in Asia say how mystery of flight MH370 changed views on flying

Air passengers around the world, including these boarding a flight in Beijing last week, are experiencing mixed emotions about travelling on aircraft since the Malaysia Airlines flight vanished on March 8. Photo: AP

An Indonesian mother of three, she had flown without her children before, but this was the first time that she gave her eldest a "to-do" list in case something happened on the flight that she and her husband were taking.

14 Apr 2014 - 5:35pm 5 comments

MH370 co-pilot tried phone call mid-flight, report says

MH370 co-pilot tried phone call mid-flight, report says

The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 attempted to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished, reports say.

13 Apr 2014 - 9:02am 2 comments

China has know-how for MH370 recovery, but faces hurdles

China's manned submersible Jiaolong, or Sea Dragon

China has the technological know-how to recover the wreckage and black boxes of Flight 370 but logistical hurdles must be overcome before it can deploy recovery vessels.

13 Apr 2014 - 8:56am 2 comments

Searchers race to find jet with no new signals heard

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion is flown by Flt. Lt Tim McAlevey back, in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean on Friday. Photo: AP

With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed on Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones never arrived at their destination.

12 Apr 2014 - 12:53pm

Australian PM's confidence over black box signals from MH370 rejected by search chief

PLA Navy liaison office commander Lin Wan talks to Captain Allison Norris, commander of Australia's HMAS Success, during the hunt for MH370 yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed optimism over the hunt for missing flight MH370 during an official visit to China yesterday - despite the search chief's insistence there had been no new breakthrough.

12 Apr 2014 - 5:47am 13 comments

More pings raise hopes that plane wreckage will be found soon

More pings raise hopes that plane wreckage will be found soon

Two more underwater signals had been detected in the hunt for flight MH370, officials said yesterday, raising hopes that wreckage of the plane would be found within days.

10 Apr 2014 - 3:34am 5 comments

Unmanned submarine put on hold as MH370 search officials continue to hunt for 'pings'

The Bluefin 21 is hoisted back on board the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield. Photo: AFP

An unmanned submarine that the Australian government said would be launched today to help search for missing flight MH370 will not be deployed until the search area has been further narrowed down.

8 Apr 2014 - 4:49pm 10 comments

Support grows for new aviation safety measures in face of lasting MH370 mystery

Japanese ground crew prepare a Japanese Air Force Orion plane for takes off from Pearce Airbase near Perth to join the hunt for the missing MH370 plane in the Indian Ocean on April 6, 2014. Photo: AFP

The stubborn mystery of flight MH370’s whereabouts has paralysed efforts to diagnose what went wrong, prompting calls for new safety nets to ensure no airliner ever disappears again.

More than four weeks after the Malaysian Airlines jet vanished in an apparently deliberate diversion, investigators still lack the hard evidence required to dissect an air disaster and recommend change.

7 Apr 2014 - 4:07pm

Signals picked up in hunt for MH370 'consistent with black box recorder'

Signals picked up in hunt for MH370 'consistent with black box recorder'

Australia officials said on Monday that signals picked up by a black box detector attached to an Australian ship searching for missing flight MH370 were consistent with those emitted by flight recorders.

7 Apr 2014 - 3:32pm

Task force on flight tracking to report by December, IATA chief says

Task force on flight tracking to report by December, IATA chief says

An aviation task force set up to address concerns over flight tracking after the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane will prepare a report for the public by December, says the head of the global airline association.

7 Apr 2014 - 8:15am 1 comment

Independent investigator will head investigation into missing flight MH370, pledges Malaysia

Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister

An independent investigator will be appointed to lead a team that will try to determine what happened to flight MH370, Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said.

6 Apr 2014 - 6:16am 1 comment

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak set for caution in 40th anniversary visit to China

Najib Razak

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak must walk a diplomatic tightrope on his visit to China next month.

6 Apr 2014 - 8:59am