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Netherlands takes Russia to European court over MH17 downing

Jul 10, 2020 - 11:46 PM

The Dutch government's move is designed to support cases brought by the relatives of dozens of victims to the European Court of Human Rights

MH17. A picture taken on November 7, 2014, shows a part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk. File photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Delta hints at job cuts as it retires the Boeing 777

May 15, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Delta Air Lines estimates that it will be overstaffed by 7,000 pilots this fall, according to a memo to employees

VIRUS IMPACT. A Delta Air Lines plane. Photo from Shutterstock

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Hawaii

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Air Canada flight AC33 from Vancouver to Sydney hit trouble around two hours beyond Hawaii and diverted back to the US island chain's capital Honolulu, says a company statement

EMERGENCY LANDING. File photo of an Air Canada Boeing 700-200. Shutterstock

Flight MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when a Russian-made Buk missile slammed into the plane over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

MH370 hunt may resume if new evidence found – Malaysian PM

May 30, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'We have come to a stage where we cannot keep searching for something we cannot find,' says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

SEARCH. A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

PAL to gain 2 more Boeing 777s in December

Apr 24, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The incoming planes will be Philippine Airlines’ 9th and 10th of the flagship aircraft to be used primarily to service the Manila London route

Fed-up MH370 relatives head to Madagascar

Dec 03, 2016 - 5:26 PM

It has fallen into our hands to take on this search upon ourselves says Grace Nathan a Malaysian attorney who lost her mother on the flight

HOPE. Grace Nathan (C), whose mother Anne Daisy was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, addresses the media prior to departing for Madagascar from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on December 3, 2016. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana /AFP

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370 – Australia

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED A part number was identified on a section of the debris says the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

MH370. An undated combo photo handout received on October 7, 2016, shows a trailing edge section of Boeing 777 left, outboard flap, originating from the Malaysian Airlines aircraft registered 9M-MRO (MH370), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says in a report. The piece of debris was found in Mauritius. Handout photo by ATSB/STR/AFP

300 passengers evacuated from Korean Air plane at Tokyo airport

May 27, 2016 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED So far we know that 19 people were lightly injured some of whom said they feel ill says a fire department official

EVACUATED. A Korean Air Boeing 777 is seen on a runway in Tokyo's Haneda Airport on May 27, 2016. About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from the plane after one of the engines caught fire, official said on May 27. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Search for MH370 likely to end by August

May 20, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The search zone has so far yielded no clues as to what happened aboard MH370 a scheduled flight that disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history

UNTIL AUGUST. A file picture dated March  6, 2016 shows a woman writing messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a banner during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

More debris 'almost certainly' from MH370 – Australia

May 12, 2016 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED Five pieces of debris are now identified as either definitely or probably from the ill fated plane

MH370. A file picture dated 06 March 2016 shows a woman writing messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a banner during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Mozambique debris 'almost certainly from MH370' – Australia

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is expected to wrap up in June July if the aircraft is not found in the target zone of 120 000 square kilometers

SEARCH FOR MH370. A file picture dated May 10, 2014 shows Malaysians posing behind a slogan reading 'Pray for MH370' made of candles during a vigil for the missing Malaysia Airlines passengers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. File photo by Azhar Rahim/EPA

China offers funds in search for missing MH370 plane

Nov 21, 2015 - 7:55 PM

During a visit in Malaysia Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledges 14 5 million to help fund the continuing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

CONFIRMED. A file picture dated July 29, 2015 shows a piece of debris, later identified as a flaperon from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Photo by ZINFOS974/EPA

France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

Sep 04, 2015 - 12:20 AM

The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 last year inexplicably veering off course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board

CONFIRMED. A file picture dated 29 July 2015 shows a piece of debris, later identified as a flaperon from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Photo by ZINFOS974/EPA

MH370 families reject Malaysia's conclusion on plane debris

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED Voice 370 an international next of kin support group also reiterates its suspicion over the Malaysian government s handling of the jet s disappearance last year

THE LONG WAIT. Relatives of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 wait outside the Malaysia Airlines office in Beijing on August 6, 2015. Greg Baker/AFP

Anger, disbelief from MH370 China relatives over debris

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Many Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers have consistently expressed beliefs that their loved ones are alive

THE LONG WAIT. Relatives of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 wait outside the Malaysia Airlines office in Beijing on August 6, 2015. Greg Baker/AFP

Malaysia says plane debris is from MH370 wreckage

Aug 06, 2015 - 2:19 AM

UPDATED French prosecutors use more cautious language saying only there is a very high probability the wreckage came from MH370

World hopes for first clues to MH370 mystery

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:47 PM

UPDATED For the victims loved ones though any tangible piece of information is likely to help them in seeking closure

WASHED ASHORE. The remains of a car tyre and a plastic bottle lay among the large stones as members of the media work in the background on the beach near Saint-Denis, where the officials recovered the metallic piece of debris, on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, August 2, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Barnacles on wing part may help in hunt for MH370

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:55 PM

It s one bit of information that may help solve the puzzle And it will be a little bit of information that we didn t have before It s better than zero

A picture made available July 30, 2015 shows a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, July 29, 2015. Zinfos974/EPA

MH370 investigators meet in France ahead of wing analysis

Aug 03, 2015 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED The wing part will undergo physical and chemical analysis in the southern French city of Toulouse in a bid to prove beyond doubt that the flaperon once belonged to MH370

WASHED ASHORE. The remains of a car tyre and a plastic bottle lay among the large stones as members of the media work in the background on the beach near Saint-Denis, where the officials recovered the metallic piece of debris, on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, August 2, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Debris found not from MH370

Aug 03, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Locals on La Reunion island comb the shores since the wing part was found last July 29

Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

Aug 01, 2015 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Experts will begin their analysis on August 5 If confirmed the discovery would mark the first breakthrough in a case that has baffled aviation experts for 16 months

MISSING PLANE. A picture made available July 30, 2015 shows officers carrying pieces of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, July 29. File photo by Raymond Wae Tion/EPA

Investigators scramble to analyze wreckage for MH370 link

Jul 30, 2015 - 6:56 AM

UPDATED The discovery fuel hopes in Malaysia and across the globe that one of aviation history s greatest mysteries could move closer to being solved but authorities and Malaysia Airlines warn against jumping to conclusions

MYSTERY. A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015. Yannick Pitou/AFP

Ethiopian Airlines launches direct PH-Ethiopia flights

Jul 10, 2015 - 1:52 PM

Manila will be our strategic point of access to the Southeast Asian neighboring countries by availing excellent connectivity options says Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde GebreMariam

MAIDEN FLIGHT. This serves as a transit point for passengers from other African countries and the Middle East. In the photo are Ethiopian Airlines and Tourism department executives having a ceremonial toast. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PAL boosts US, London services with 2 more Boeing jets

Jun 19, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The lease arrangement with Intrepid Aviation brings Philippine Airlines total number of planes to 78

MORE LONG-HAUL. PAL will lease to new Boeing 777-300ERs (shown in the photo) to expand its long-haul operations. Photo from Philippine Airlines, Incorporated

MH17 crash prosecution now key priority – Dutch minister

Apr 17, 2015 - 10:13 AM

The Netherlands takes the lead in the investigation into the cause of the incident and the identification of the victims of the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur

SEARCH RESUMES. Dutch authorities resume search for bodies and debris. File photo by EPA

Malaysia team in Kiev as anger mounts over MH17

Jul 19, 2014 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED Concerns have also emerged after international observers were blocked or given only partial access by armed rebels

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

Asiana crash pilots didn't understand systems: hearing

Jun 24, 2014 - 11:54 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board says pilots of a South Korean airliner that crashed in San Francisco last year depended too much on automated systems they didn t understand

CRASH. An investigator walks next to the tail section of Asiana Airlines flight 214 as it sits on runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport on July 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Aircraft tracking changes mulled after MH370 mystery

May 13, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Airlines are considering the use of existing technologies that may provide the means to support globally track airline flights at a reasonable cost

KEEPING TRACK. The arrival board at the Beijing Airport showed the flight MH370 in red text. It was the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane, which lost contact with air traffic authorities on March 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

PAL gets greenlight for Boeing 777 flights to US

May 01, 2014 - 5:10 PM

With the US FAA approval PAL can now use the newer and more efficient Boeing 777 for flights to the US

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tire bursts

Apr 21, 2014 - 9:52 AM

The airline says tire debris discovered on the runway had led to the decision to bring the Boeing 737 800 aircraft back

Bluefin-21 mini-sub to deploy in MH370 search

Apr 14, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Australia s Ocean Shield is deploying the autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin 21 in the search for MH370

BLUEFIN. An image of a Bluefin-21 unit diving. Photo from http://www.bluefinrobotics.com/products/bluefin-21

Malaysia says no mid-flight phone call from MH370 cockpit

Apr 13, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Malaysia denies claims the pilots of the missing MH 370 made phone calls mid flight

SEARCH ONGOING. A handout picture made available by the Australian Defense on April 10 2014 shows Gunner Richard Brown (L) on lookout on the forecastle of the Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth in search of debris from missing Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN on April 7 2014. HMAS Perth has joined the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez/EPA/RAN HANDOUT

MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call: report

Apr 12, 2014 - 2:43 PM

The report titled a desperate call for help does not say who the pilot was trying to contact

Hunt for MH370 'pings' to take days before sub launch

Apr 08, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Time is running out for finding further ping signals from Flight MH370 s black box

CHECKING THE WATERS. A picture made available on 08 April 2014 by the Australian Department of Defense shows a fast response craft from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield tows Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Arnold as he searches the ocean for debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, near Perth, Australia, on March 31 2014. Leut Ryan Davis/EPA/Navy Imagery Unit

Underwater vessel set to search for missing plane

Apr 08, 2014 - 10:15 AM

The Bluefin 21 may see action soon as the autonomous underwater vessel prepares for deployment to the ocean floor to search for wreckage

BLUEFIN. An image of a Bluefin-21 unit diving. Photo from http://www.bluefinrobotics.com/products/bluefin-21

Plane search stepped up as relatives demand answers

Mar 30, 2014 - 7:24 PM

Eight ships – the largest number so far – and 10 planes from six countries were sweeping a vast expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia for wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

SEARCHING. This handout photo taken on March 9, 2014 shows Malaysian Maritime Enforcement personnel looking through binoculars during search and rescue operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 777-200. Photo by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement/AFP

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say items sighted could not be verified as coming from MH370 until they were physically examined

China-Malaysia tourism hit by MH370 disappearance

Mar 27, 2014 - 4:09 PM

A major Chinese tour operator is breaking ties and canceling bookings with Malaysia Airlines while another is seeing country reservations drop as travelers grow wary after Flight MH370 s disappearance

LAST LOCATION. Malaysia announces 17 days since MH370 went missing that the plane crashed at the southern Indian Ocean. Photo by AFP

Malaysian co-pilot was on first 777 flight without minder

Mar 24, 2014 - 8:53 PM

Malaysia Airlines says co pilot Farid Abdul Hamid passed the first 5 flights with a minder and does not see a problem with Farid flying a Boeing 777 for the first time without one

BOEING 777-200. Malaysia Airline's ground staff park a Boeing 777-200 at Kuala Lumpur International airport after setting a world record for the longest non-stop flight from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur on April 2, 1997. File photo by Francis Silvan/AFP

Malaysian plane drama fuels aviation security rethink

Mar 23, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Rekindled debate over aviation security was always an important and constructive by product of events like the disappearance of MH370

'Increasing hope' of solving MH370 mystery: Australian PM

Mar 23, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Australian PM Tony Abbott voiced increasing hope of discovering the missing plane after unidentified debris was sighted in the search zone

HOPE. Australian PM Tony Abbott says there's 'increasing hope' in solving the MH370 mystery. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Police intervene as Chinese anger mounts over fate of MH370

Mar 22, 2014 - 7:53 PM

Police intervene as relatives of Chinese passengers of Flight MH370 demanded answers from Malaysian officials at a Beijing hotel

FAMILY. A relative of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, carries her daughter as she arrives with another family member at Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing for a meeting with Malaysian officials. Malaysia's missing-plane crisis has exposed the shortcomings of the ruling regime. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Malaysia asks US for undersea surveillance gear in jet search

Mar 22, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel assured Malaysia he would assess the availability and utility of military undersea technology for the MH370 search

Timeline: Last known moments of flight MH370

Mar 17, 2014 - 9:26 PM

More than a week after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet vanished a clearer picture is emerging of the events leading up to and immediately after its disappearance

BOEING 777-200. Malaysia Airline's ground staff park a Boeing 777-200 at Kuala Lumpur International airport after setting a world record for the longest non-stop flight from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur on April 2, 1997. File photo by Francis Silvan/AFP

Police search homes of MH370 pilots

Mar 16, 2014 - 5:54 PM

A multi nation operation begins a new push to locate the vanished Malaysian Airlines plane

Focus back on Malaysia plane pilots, stolen passports

Mar 15, 2014 - 8:08 PM

Investigators are now also looking into the backgrounds of MH 370 Captain Zaharie and First Office Fariq

BOEING 777-200. Malaysia Airline's ground staff park a Boeing 777-200 at Kuala Lumpur International airport after setting a world record for the longest non-stop flight from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur on April 2, 1997. File photo by Francis Silvan/AFP

Malaysian PM: MH370 deliberately diverted

Mar 15, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Latest satellite data indicate the Boeing carrying 227 passengers may have gone in either 2 corridors : from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand or from Indonesia to southern Indian Ocean

BOEING 777-200. Malaysia Airline's ground staff park a Boeing 777-200 at Kuala Lumpur International airport after setting a world record for the longest non-stop flight from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur on April 2, 1997. File photo by Francis Silvan/AFP

Military data suggests 'skilled' flyer turned Malaysia jet

Mar 15, 2014 - 10:53 AM

UPDATED All signs so far point to a controlled deliberate act not a mechanical failure according to an analyst

Malaysia Airlines retires 'MH370' flight code

Mar 13, 2014 - 2:32 PM

The Kuala Lumpur Beijing service – formerly MH370 – will now take on the code MH318 while the return route will switch from MH371 to MH319

THE LAST MH370. Malaysia Airlines retires flight number MH370 and MH371.Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP