- Title: File footage of events following the disappearance of Flight MH370
- Date: 5th March 2016
- Summary: SEPANG, MALAYSIA (FILE - APRIL 3, 2014) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES PLANES ON TARMAC SEPANG, MALAYSIA (FILE - MARCH 8, 2014) (REUTERS) MALAYSIA AIRLINE CEO, AHMAD JAUHARI YAHYA, STANDING ON STAGE AS NEWS CONFERENCE STARTS (SOUNDBITE) (English) GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AHMAD JAUHARI YAHYA SAYING: "Malaysia Airlines confirms that Flight MH370 lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40 a.m., this morning." Malaysia Airlines CEO announces that Flight MH370 vanished from civilian radar screens less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8 carrying 239 passengers on board. The flight left Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 a.m. (1621 GMT March 7) but no trace had been found of the plane hours after it was due to land in the Chinese capital at 6.30 a.m. (2230 GMT Friday) the same day. HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (FILE - MARCH 10, 2014) (REUTERS) VIETNAMESE SEARCH TEAM STANDING ON TARMAC NEXT TO PLANE AT SEA (FILE - MARCH 10, 2014) (REUTERS) PILOT IN COCKPIT MAPS IN COCKPIT PILOTS IN PLANE AERIAL VIEW OF SEA A Vietnamese plane scours waters off Tho Chu island for signs of the missing Malaysian plane while investigators say sightings of possible debris have not been confirmed.
- 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: LVA00147SGF2F
- 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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