VARIOUS: Recent video shows the events following Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 going missing on March 8
- Title: VARIOUS: Recent video shows the events following Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 going missing on March 8
- Date: 6th April 2014
- Summary: PORT BLAIR, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA (MARCH, 2014) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF THE PORT BLAIR AIRPORT IN THE ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS RADAR HOVERING ABOVE A WATCH TOWER SHIP LEAVING
- Reuters ID: LVAAMN8QA0QRXSVM8H6RLNXDF1N5
- Location: At Sea, India, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam
- Country: Vietnam Japan Malaysia At Sea India
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- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
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- Story Text: A month after the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner, searchers have launched the most intensive hunt yet in the southern Indian Ocean, trying to find the plane's black box recorders before their batteries run out.
Up to 10 military planes, three civilian jets and 11 ships are scouring a 217,000-sq-km (88,000-sq-mile) patch of desolate ocean some 1,700 km (1,060 miles) northwest of Perth near where investigators believe the plane went down on March 8 with the loss of all 239 people on board.
On Saturday (April 5) a Chinese patrol ship detected a pulse signal in a possible indicator of the underwater beacon from the black box.
The following are some of the key moments of the search so far.
- 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. (SHOTS 2-3) - A Vietnamese plane scours waters off Tho Chu island for signs of Malaysian jetliner while investigators say sightings of possible debris have not been confirmed. (SHOTS 4-8) - Relatives of Malaysian passengers on board missing flight wait anxiously for updates on their loved ones. (SHOTS 9-11) - Japan dispatches military planes to help in search for missing Malaysia airlines flight. (SHOTS 12-13) - U.S. ships join massive search operation for missing Malaysia Airlines jet, on its sixth day and still unable to locate any trace of the aircraft. (SHOTS 14-16) - A Chinese government agency website on Wednesday (March 12) said a Chinese satellite had photographed three "suspicious floating objects" on Sunday (March 9) in waters northeast of Kuala Lumpur and south of Vietnam.
The website of the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said the images were taken over the "suspected accident area at sea" that was not far from where the plane made its last known communication with air traffic control.
There was no immediate explanation why the Chinese agency waited for four days to reveal the images. (SHOTS 17-20) - Indian navy ship involved in trying to find missing Malaysia Airlines plane arrives at a naval base in Port Blair as they pause operations, awaiting Malaysia's re-assessment of search plans. (SHOTS 21-23) - A French investigating team arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (March 17) to assist the Malaysian government with the search operation of flight MH370.
Team leader and former BEA (Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses) Director, Jean-Paul Troadec, has led the team that found the black box of Air France flight 447 which crashed into the Atlantic on its way to Paris from Rio in 2009. (SHOTS 24-26) - Angry Chinese family members gather in a Beijing hotel, chanting slogans and calling for a hunger strike until the Malaysian government tells them the truth about the fate of loved ones aboard missing flight MH370. (SHOTS 27-28) - Relatives of Chinese passengers on board missing Malaysian flight MH370 head to Sepang to demand answers on the location of the plane. (SHOTS 29-31) - Grainy satellite images released by Australia authorities shows possible debris from Malaysian plane in southern Indian Ocean. (SHOTS 32-33) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says that the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared over two weeks ago crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. (SHOTS 34-39) - A Chinese patrol vessel hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have picked up acoustic signals twice at a designated Indian Ocean search area in the past two days, state media reported on Sunday (April 6).
A black box detector deployed by the Haixun 01 picked up the signal with a frequency of 37.5kHz per second - the same as emitted by flight recorders - on Friday (April 4) and Saturday (April 5) respectively, said state television CCTV.
The vessel was searching in waters west of Perth, near where investigators believe Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went down on March 8. (SHOTS 40-44)
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