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MH370 families hope for closure from official report

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Malaysia transport ministry gives to relatives aboard the missing Flight MH370 the official investigation team's report

FINAL REPORT. File photo shows a young girl holding a balloon with a message during a memorial event for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur 4th anniversary of the ill-fated plane's disappearance. Photo by  Manan Vatsayana/AFP

Debris found in Australia ruled out as being from MH370

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:58 PM

Two other pieces of debris found around the same time on the Madagascan island of Nosy Boraha are still being examined

SEARCHING FOR MH370. An undated and unplaced handout photo obtained from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on December 3, 2015, shows Havila Harmony, one of three ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for the remains of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. File photo by AFP /FUGRO /ATSB

Wild weather delays completion of MH370 search

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Australia which is leading the search also warns that weather conditions may worsen further in the coming months

epa05200237 A candelight is seen against a commemorative placard for the missing passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 , outside a church at Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 08 March 2016. Malaysia has not given up on finding the remains of missing flight MH370 within the current search remit, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on 08 March 2016, on the second anniversary of the flight's disappearance. Relatives of those on board have expressed concern that authorities might call off the search before the wreck and their loved ones' remains are located. The most extensive search in aviation history has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing on 08 March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing on 08 March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Its search is the most expensive and expansive in aviation history. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Possible MH370 debris arrives in Malaysia for analysis

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:08 PM

An initial investigation will be conducted in Malaysia before deeper analysis in Australia

Joao de Abreu, President of Mozambique's Civil Aviation Institute (IACM), holds a piece of suspected aircraft wreckage found off the east African coast of Mozambique at Mozambique's Civil Aviation Institute (IACM) in Maputo on March 3, 2016. A hunk of suspected aircraft wreckage found off the east African coast will be sent to Australia where experts will examine whether it is a new piece in the puzzle of missing flight MH370, officials said. The fragment was reportedly found near Mozambique and could provide clues in the huge and costly Australia-led investigation into what happened to the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly two years ago.  / AFP / ADRIEN BARBIER

Two years on, MH370 kin want search extended

Mar 06, 2016 - 10:43 PM

We are fighting to search on because our loved ones are not home yet So how can we say it s the end?

epa05197357 A woman writes messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a banner during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 06 March 2016. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on 08 March 2014, after changing course in a 'deliberate action', according to experts, only forty minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing with 239 people on board including the crew and passengers. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Thailand examines 'aircraft debris' stoking Malaysia jet conjecture

Jan 24, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Although there is no official confirmation it is part of an aircraft Thai media swiftly speculates that it may have come from flight MH370

BOEING 777-200. Malaysia Airline's ground staff park a Boeing 777-200 at Kuala Lumpur International airport after setting a world record for the longest non-stop flight from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur on April 2, 1997. File photo by Francis Silvan/AFP

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Nov 12, 2015 - 6:14 PM

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The agony goes on for MH370 relatives

Aug 07, 2015 - 8:50 AM

Some families say the confirmation is not enough to lay the matter to rest demanding to know why the plane went off course flying for hours after its communications and tracking systems were shut down

ANXIOUS RELATIVES. A relative of passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries while holding a sign that reads: 'Mother forever waits for you! Never give up!', outside the Malaysia Airlines office in Beijing, China, August 6, 2015. Photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA.

New year mishaps, AirAsia update, 'thriftier' Filipinos | The wRap

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:35 PM

China stampede fire in Philippines greet 2015 Relatives of AirAsia crash victims give DNA samples to help identify bodies in Indonesia A study shows Filipinos were thriftier in 2014

First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over MH370

Oct 31, 2014 - 1:43 PM

The suit is filed by lawyers on behalf of the two underage sons of Jee Jing Hang who was on board the ill fated Malaysia Airlines flight

Chinese ship in latest glitch in MH370 search mission

May 31, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The search for MH370 has been continually frustrated Last week Australia ruled out an area considered a possible resting place of the plane after a mini sub dived repeatedly to the seabed and found nothing

SEARCH CONTINUES. Pilots look out the cockpit windows during search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia in April 2014. File photo by EPA

No answers, only hope as MH370 China father heads home

May 03, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Yan Jiacheng refuses to accept that he may have spent his last Chinese New Year with his son

MH370 remains a mystery as Malaysia releases report

May 01, 2014 - 8:59 PM

2nd UPDATE The report does not contain any information from an ongoing Malaysian police investigation into whether a criminal act such as terrorism was to blame

THE LAST MH370. Malaysia Airlines retires flight number MH370 and MH371.Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Malaysia Airlines to end hotel stays for MH370 families

May 01, 2014 - 8:48 PM

UPDATED The airline also had provided psychiatric support at hotels for families trying to cope with the tragedy

GOING HOME. In this photo, Chinese relatives of the passengers on missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 arrive for a Buddhist Mass Prayer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 6, 2014. File photo by Ahmad Yusni/AHMAD YUSNI

Planes head home as MH370 search scaled back

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Despite the failure to find wreckage authorities insist they are looking in the right area

SCALED BACK. After seven weeks of unsucessful searching the international air effort to find parts of the plane has been stopped on 28 April. File photo by LSIS James Whittle/Australian Department of Defense/EPA

Malaysia to open new budget airport in MH370 shadow

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The new Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 budget terminal will begin operations May 2 with an initial 56 flights

Australia dismisses MH370 claims by exploration firm

Apr 30, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Marine exploration company GeoResonance says its research using images from satellites and aircraft had identified elements on the ocean floor consistent with material from a plane

Undersea search for MH370 to expand: Australia

Apr 28, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admits it is highly unlikely surface wreckage of flight MH370 will be found at this point

TOUGH SEARCH. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, April 28, 2014. Lukas Coch/EPA

Hunt for MH370 'pings' to take days before sub launch

Apr 08, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Time is running out for finding further ping signals from Flight MH370 s black box

CHECKING THE WATERS. A picture made available on 08 April 2014 by the Australian Department of Defense shows a fast response craft from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield tows Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Arnold as he searches the ocean for debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, near Perth, Australia, on March 31 2014. Leut Ryan Davis/EPA/Navy Imagery Unit

Security expert on MH370: Cyber threats a possibility

Apr 06, 2014 - 3:17 PM

A security expert says cyber attacks are an emerging threat to aviation security

Chinese ship finds 'pulse signal', but no confirmation if linked to MH370

Apr 05, 2014 - 8:59 PM

A Chinese ship searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 detected a pulse signal in the southern Indian Ocean but it was not yet clear whether it was linked to MH370

STILL SEARCHING. This handout photo taken on April 1, 2014 by Australian Defence shows HMAS Toowoomba (bottom) conducting a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success (top) during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Photo from AFP/ Australian Defence/ Abis Chris Beerens

Transcript: From Flight MH370's cockpit

Apr 01, 2014 - 9:47 PM

The transcript does not identify which of the two pilots was variously speaking

MORE WAIT. Relatives of passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 read dedication messages beside lit candles in a heart-shaped arrangement at a hotel in Beijing, China, April 1, 2014. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370

Apr 01, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 s last words may not be the ones previously mentioned

STILL SEARCHING. This picture taken on March 24, 2014 shows crew members on board an RAAF AP-3C Orion crossing the coast of Perth, having just completed an 11 hour search mission for missing Malaysia Airways flight MH370 before landing at the RAAF Pearce airbase in Perth. Photo by Richard Wainwright/AFP photo/Pool

More Chinese families arrive in Malaysia over MH370 tragedy

Mar 30, 2014 - 12:11 PM

About 50 Chinese relatives of passengers on board missing flight MH370 arrived in Malaysia to press for answers about the fate of their loved ones

MORE RELATIVES. About 50 Chinese relatives of passengers on board missing flight MH370 arrived in Malaysia on Sunday, March 30, to press for answers about the fate of their loved ones. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say items sighted could not be verified as coming from MH370 until they were physically examined

MH370 search area shifted on 'new, credible lead': AMSA

Mar 28, 2014 - 10:33 AM

New information leads to a shift in the search area for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

SEARCHING. Captain Peter Moore is silhouetted against the southern Indian Ocean aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, on March 27, 2014. Michael Martina/EPA/POOL

MH370 search back on as weather improves

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:38 AM

As skies brighten the search resumes for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

SEARCHING. A handout image made available by the Australian Department of Defense on March 26, 2014 shows Royal Australian Air Force pilot Flying Officer Stuart Doubleday conducting a search over the southern Indian Ocean for any sign of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from the flight deck of an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, on March 26, 2014. LAC Oliver Carter/DOD HANDOUT/EPA

'Increasing hope' of solving MH370 mystery: Australian PM

Mar 23, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Australian PM Tony Abbott voiced increasing hope of discovering the missing plane after unidentified debris was sighted in the search zone

HOPE. Australian PM Tony Abbott says there's 'increasing hope' in solving the MH370 mystery. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Police intervene as Chinese anger mounts over fate of MH370

Mar 22, 2014 - 7:53 PM

Police intervene as relatives of Chinese passengers of Flight MH370 demanded answers from Malaysian officials at a Beijing hotel

FAMILY. A relative of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, carries her daughter as she arrives with another family member at Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing for a meeting with Malaysian officials. Malaysia's missing-plane crisis has exposed the shortcomings of the ruling regime. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

MH370 families have right to know: Australia

Mar 21, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Australian Prime Minister Abbott stresses the importance of revealing information to families affected by flight MH370 but not to give them false hope

CONTINUING SEARCH. An Australian Department of Defence handout made available on 21 March 2014 shows a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft arrives at Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce, Western Australia, to join the Australian Maritime Safety Authority-led search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean. Leading Seaman Justin Brown/ Australian Department of Defence/ EPA

China finds no terror link to nationals on Malaysia plane

Mar 18, 2014 - 1:53 PM

China said intelligence checks of its 153 Chinese passengers revealed no red flags

WAITING FOR WORD. Relatives of passengers of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane gather at a television viewing area to watch news programs in a hotel in Beijing, China, March 17, 2014. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

US ship withdraws from search for missing Malaysia jet

Mar 18, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Officials will take the USS Kidd off the search because the search area was now so extensive that using surveillance aircraft to look for the jet would be easier

USS KIDD. A handout image made available by the US Navy shows the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) as she transits the Pacific Ocean on February 9, 2012. MC3 KENNETH ABBATE/US Navy/EPA/Handout

Angry relatives cling to hope missing Malaysia jet hijacked

Mar 14, 2014 - 8:50 PM

Relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight cling to hopes the aircraft might have been hijacked and their loved ones are alive

Malaysia confirms jet search area expanded

Mar 14, 2014 - 6:34 PM

We are pushing further east into the South China Sea and further into the Indian Ocean Malaysia s transport minister says

This handout photo taken on March 9, 2014 shows Malaysian Maritime Enforcement personnel looking through binoculars during search and rescue operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 777-200. Photo by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement/AFP

Vietnam downgrades jet search from 'emergency to regular'

Mar 14, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The hunt shifts to the Indian Ocean and away from the South China Sea where it last made contact

NO DEBRIS. A Vietnamese military official uses a binocular to look out the window inside a flying Soviet-made AN-26 of the Vietnam Air Force during search and rescue (SAR) operations for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight, off Vietnam's sea, 13 March 2014. Luong Thai Linh/EPA

US ship ordered to Indian Ocean in search for airliner

Mar 14, 2014 - 7:05 AM

UPDATED Search efforts shifted after the White House said new information indicated the plane may have gone down to the west in the Indian Ocean

SEARCHING. A handout picture provided by The Royal Malaysian Navy shows Royal Malaysian Navy KD Laksamana Muhammad Amin (front) and KD Selangor (back) during search and rescue operations for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight at the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia, 13 March 2014. Photo by Royal Malaysian Navy/EPA

Vietnam planes find no debris near China spotting: officials

Mar 13, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Vietnamese planes find nothing near the site where Chinese satellites spotted floating objects in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

NO DEBRIS. A Vietnamese military official uses a binocular to look out the window inside a flying Soviet-made AN-26 of the Vietnam Air Force during search and rescue (SAR) operations for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight, off Vietnam's sea, 13 March 2014. Luong Thai Linh/EPA

China spots floating objects in Malaysia jet hunt

Mar 13, 2014 - 10:40 AM

2ND UPDATE China says on Wednesday March 12 that a Chinese satellite had seen the objects in a suspected crash sea area in the South China Sea on March 9

SATELLITE IMAGES. One of 3 images released by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) of the People's Republic of China on 13 March 2014 and taken on 09 March, show what it says are three large floating objects in an area where missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar on 08 March. Image from SASTIND.GOV.CN/EPA

'Good night' – last known words of MH370 revealed

Mar 12, 2014 - 3:32 PM

The last radio transmission from Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was comprised of three words: Alright good night

PRAYING AND WAITING. A visitor writes a note for the missing Malaysian Airline plane on a banner at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia, 12 March 2014. Photo by Ahmad Yusni/EPA

DigitalGlobe crowdsources search for missing Malaysian jet

Mar 12, 2014 - 1:28 PM

DigitalGlobe will let users crowdsource satellite images to help find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

STILL MISSING. Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370 remains missing after contact with air traffic authorities on March 8. Background photo from AFP

Vietnam suspends air search for missing Malaysian jet

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Vietnam s deputy minister of transport said it suspended its air search and scaled back its sea search while waiting for Malaysia to clarify the search s direction

VIETNAM'S ROLE. A military official works inside a flying Soviet-made AN-26 of the Vietnam Air Force during search and rescue (SAR) operations for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight, off Vietnam's sea, 11 March 2014. Photo by Luong Thai Linh/EPA

Malaysia searching Andaman Sea for missing plane: official

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Malaysia expands its search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to the Andaman Sea

This handout photo taken on March 9, 2014 shows Malaysian Maritime Enforcement personnel looking through binoculars during search and rescue operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 777-200. Photo by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement/AFP

Rappler Newscast | March 11, 2014

Mar 11, 2014 - 7:52 PM

PH protests China’s move in Ayungin Shoal Janet Napoles refuses treatment in gov t hospitals Passengers who used stolen passport on flight MH370 identified

FBI to probe missing Malaysia plane

Mar 09, 2014 - 11:24 AM

So far what happened is a mystery

STILL MISSING. Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane remains missing after contact with air traffic authorities on March 8. Photo from AFP

Day after: Still no sign of missing Malaysia Airlines

Mar 09, 2014 - 10:51 AM

Malaysia Airlines says that search and rescue teams are still unable to detect the location of the missing aircraft

MISSING PLANE. The arrival board at the Beijing Airport showed the flight MH370 in red text. It was the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane, which lost contact with air traffic authorities on March 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP