- Title: File footage of events following the disappearance of Flight MH370
- Date: 1st December 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 March 7) 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: 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: LVA0015B1X3D3
- 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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