- Title: File footage of events following the disappearance of Flight MH370
- Date: 5th March 2016
- Summary: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (FILE - AUGUST 29, 2014) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MANAGING DIRECTOR OF KHAZANAH NASIONAL, AZMAN MOKHTAR, STANDING AT PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANAGING DIRECTOR OF KHAZANAH NASIONAL, AZMAN MOKHTAR SAYING: "Estimation of a workforce of approximately 14,000 represents a net reduction of 6,000 staff or a net reduction of 30 percent from approximately 20,000 current staff in total." END OF NEWS CONFERENCE Malaysia Airlines (MAS) announces it will slash nearly a third of its 20,000 workforce and cut back its global route network as part of a radical 6 billion ringgit ($1.9 billion) restructuring following the devastating impact of two jetliner disasters. Malaysia Airlines has been hit this year by the loss of two of its airliners, after Flight MH17 was shot down over a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, months after the disappearance of Flight MH370.
- Embargoed: 19th March 2016 04:37
- Keywords: search debris crash plane Malaysian Airlines Malaysia MH370
- Location: SEPANG, PUTRAJAYA, KUALA LUMPUR, SUBANG, MALAYSIA / HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM / AT SEA / BEIJING, CHINA / PERTH, AUSTRALIA / SAINT-ANDRE, REUNION
- City: SEPANG, PUTRAJAYA, KUALA LUMPUR, SUBANG, MALAYSIA / HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM / AT SEA / BEIJING, CHINA / PERTH, AUSTRALIA / SAINT-ANDRE, REUNION
- Country: Malaysia
- Topics: Air Accidents,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA00847SGF2F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3.
As Malaysia works with Australia to analyze new plane debris found off the coast of Mozambique, the search of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is entering its third year.
The Beijing-bound plane disappeared without a trace on March 8, 2014, shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, with 239 passengers and crew on board.
The search for the plane has involved more than two dozen countries contributing planes, ships, submarines and satellites.
Investigators believe that someone may have deliberately switched off the aircraft's transponder, diverted it off course and deliberately crashed it into the sea.
An initial hunt along a rugged 60,000-sq km (23,000 sq miles) patch of sea floor off the coast of Perth had yielded no sign of the plane. The search was later extended to another 60,000 sq km, covering 95 percent of MH370's flight path.
At the end of July 2015, search teams discovered a piece of wing on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, roughly 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from the expected crash zone. Authorities believe it to be part of the wreckage of the Malaysian jet. No further trace has been found.
The find renewed hope that the aircraft might be found and questions surrounding the crash might be answered, but a lot remains unknown and relatives remain desperate for answers.
A white, metre-long chunk of metal was found off the coast of Mozambique in southeast Africa by a U.S. adventurer who has been carrying out an independent search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The debris will be tested by officials in Australia, with help from Malaysian authorities and representatives of manufacturer Boeing Co.
Malaysia Airlines has suffered enormously since the disaster, leading to a drastic restructuring program that was announced in August last year.
The airline's troubles had significantly worsened on July 17 when another jet, Flight MH17, was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
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