- Title: File footage of events following the disappearance of Flight MH370
- Date: 1st December 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: 16th December 2016 00:59
- Keywords: MH370 Malaysia Malaysia Airlines plane crash debris search
- Location: SEPANG, PUTRAJAYA, KUALA LUMPUR, SUBANG, MALAYSIA / HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM / AT SEA / BEIJING, CHINA / PERTH, AUSTRALIA / SAINT-ANDRE, REUNION / MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE / WARTBURG NEAR PIETERMARITZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
- City: SEPANG, PUTRAJAYA, KUALA LUMPUR, SUBANG, MALAYSIA / HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM / AT SEA / BEIJING, CHINA / PERTH, AUSTRALIA / SAINT-ANDRE, REUNION / MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE / WARTBURG NEAR PIETERMARITZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
- Country: Malaysia
- Reuters ID: LVA00B5B1X3D3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
Families and relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plan to start a journey to Africa, marking 1,000 days on December 3 since the plane disappeared and to continue the search for their loved ones.
Representatives of Voice 370, a group formed by families and relatives, will depart Kuala Lumpur on (Saturday) December 3 for Madagascar to search for debris from the jet, hoping to find more clues about the missing plane.
The latest report into missing MH370 said an additional analysis of satellite communications from the aircraft was consistent with it being in a high and increasing rate of descent" when it vanished.
The report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which is leading the search for MH370, said additional analysis of wing flap debris found the aircraft was not configured for landing.
Both pieces of information support the agency's long-held view that an unpiloted MH370 descended rapidly after running out of fuel with no human intervention.
Flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. A wing part, known as a flaperon, washed up on the French island of Reunion in July 2015.
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 underwater search operation is underway for the aircraft, which disappeared two years ago, spanning 120,000 square kilometres of the southern Indian Ocean.
According to Malaysian state news agency Bernama, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the meeting would focus on what to do once the search of the designated area is completed.
The search, which was originally scheduled to end in June, was hampered by bad weather and was due to resume in October, he added.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau had previously said Australia had agreed with China and Malaysia not to extend the search beyond 120,000 sq km.
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