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. 

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.

Sunday, 6 April, 2014, 8:59am

Searchers seek confirmation of 'pings' heard in Malaysia Airlines plane hunt

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion aircraft prepares to take off from RAAF Base Pearce near Perth. Photo: Reuters

A Chinese patrol vessel in the southern Indian Ocean has detected a pulse signal that could be from the black box recorder of flight MH370, state media said.

7 Apr 2014 - 7:36pm 30 comments

'Go home', mental health experts urge families of missing Chinese passngers on flight MH370

Relatives of Chinese passengers pray in Beijing yesterday. Photo: AP

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should return home to start the recovery process, mental health experts said last night.

5 Apr 2014 - 1:32am

Chinese families' aggression won't help to find missing flight MH370

Chinese families' aggression won't help to find missing flight MH370

There was a poignant moment during a BBC news segment last week on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 when the tearful relatives of a missing couple from New Zealand thanked the many nations that have devoted resources to search for the plane.

4 Apr 2014 - 4:43am 9 comments

Underwater search for MH370 black boxes begins - just days before their batteries die

A towed pinger locator sits on the wharf ready to be fitted to the defense ship Ocean Shield to aid in her roll in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth. Photo: AP

An underwater "black box" locator finally made its debut in the hunt for flight MH370 yesterday, just days before the recorders' signals are due to fall silent.

5 Apr 2014 - 1:47am

First signs of MH370 crash may be found on Australian shore

Unknown debris seen from a search plane on Monday. Photo: Reuters

The first pieces of evidence that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed into the ocean may come to light when they are washed up on a beach, possibly within weeks, experts said.

3 Apr 2014 - 7:58am 4 comments

MH370 mystery may never be solved, says top Malaysian police officer

Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar

Malaysia's top police officer warned that the mystery behind the disappearance of flight MH370 may never be solved, as a global body representing airlines said all aircraft should be continuously tracked.

3 Apr 2014 - 8:02am 1 comment

China's ambassador to Malaysia distances country from anger of MH370 families

China's ambassador to Malaysia distances country from anger of MH370 families

Beijing last night sought to distance itself from critical comments made by Chinese relatives of those onboard flight MH370, branding them "irresponsible" and unrepresentative of the views of the central government.

3 Apr 2014 - 5:24pm 17 comments

Chinese panda loans to Malaysia still on track despite outcry over MH370 crisis

A giant panda has a nap on a tree at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu last month. Photo: Xinhua

Two giant pandas are scheduled to leave China for Malaysia on a Malaysia Airlines flight soon despite a public outcry over how the Southeast Asian nation’s government and state-owned airline have handled the disappearance of a plane with 154 Chinese citizens on board last month.

2 Apr 2014 - 5:06pm 3 comments

Malaysians lose patience with Chinese fury and scorn over missing flight

Chinese relatives pray at the Lido Hotel in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

For more than three weeks, residents and relatives in the besieged nation have endured worldwide scorn as the hunt continues for flight MH370.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:04pm 58 comments

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 reveals extent of ocean garbage

Environmentalists at CSIRO estimate there are between 5,000 and 7,000 small pieces of plastic per square kilometre in the waters around Australia. Photo: Gary Bell

Anticipation has repeatedly turned into frustration in the search for signs of flight MH370 as objects spotted from planes in a new search area west of Australia have turned out to be rubbish. It's a time-wasting distraction for air and sea crews searching for debris from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished on March 8. It also points to wider problems in the world's oceans.

2 Apr 2014 - 4:40am 3 comments

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Final words from the cockpit of flight MH370

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been missing since March 8. Photo: AFP

A new version of the final words supposedly spoken in the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 before it vanished from radar has been released by Malaysia on Tuesday. The new manuscript now appears to show that the final words from the flight deck were "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", and not "all right, good night" as was previously stated. Click the images to enlarge.

1 Apr 2014 - 6:06pm

'Good night Malaysian three seven zero': Confusion as new version of flight 370 final words is released

A Royal New Zealand Air Force captain searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 off Perth, Australia on March 31, 2014. Photo: EPA

Malaysian authorities last night released the full transcript of the last words spoken by the pilots and air traffic controllers before flight MH370 vanished.

2 Apr 2014 - 11:02am 14 comments

Insurers face US$450m bill for search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Insurers face US$450m bill for search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit Perth to observe the search for flight MH370, the government said last night, as Standard & Poor's warned that insurers faced paying out up to US$450 million.

1 Apr 2014 - 8:05am

'Be rational and make funeral arrangements', China state media urges families of MH370 passengers

Chinese relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 shout in protest as they march towards the Malaysia embassy in Beijing. Photo: AP

China should treat the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 “rationally”, a commentary in state media said on Monday, after days of lurid accusations by relatives insisting their loved ones could still be alive.

1 Apr 2014 - 7:49am 14 comments