- Title: File footage of events following the disappearance of Flight MH370
- Date: 5th March 2016
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (FILE - AUGUST 7, 2015) (REUTERS) FAMILY MEMBERS OF MH370 PASSENGERS KNEELING DOWN TO GROUND IN FRONT OF MEDIA FAMILY MEMBER CRYING FAMILY MEMBERS KNEELING DOWN FAMILY MEMBERS KNEELING DOWN TO GROUND IN FRONT OF MEDIA RELATIVES OF MH370 VICTIMS PROSTRATING THEMSELVES ON THE FLOOR RELATIVE CRYING RELATIVES WALKING TO MEDIA, HOLING SIGN READING (Chinese): " MALAYSIA AIRLINES, GIVE BACK OUR RELATIVES" Desperate relatives of the victims who were on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 gather in Beijing hopeful of a meeting with Malaysian government officials after the prime minister confirmed debris from the plane had been found. SAINT-ANDRE, REUNION (FILE - AUGUST 13, 2015) (REUTERS) POLICE VEHICLE DRIVING AWAY POLICEMEN ON ROCKS, LOOKING AT WATER POLICE SEARCHING FOR DEBRIS ON BEACH French police officers search for debris along the shores of Reunion island.
- 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: LVA00B47SGF2F
- 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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