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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

Aircraft seat cushions, window panes found on Reunion – Malaysia

Aug 06, 2015 - 5:05 PM

UPDATED Malaysia transport chief: We have also found debris like window panes aluminum foil and seat cushions

In this file photo, 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

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

Malaysia calls for help on Indian Ocean plane debris

Aug 02, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai also confirms that the part found July 29 on the French island had been officially identified as from a Boeing 777 – making it virtually certain that it is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Malaysia Airlines planes are seen at departure gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015.  Mohd Rasfan/File/AFP

New 'metallic debris' found on Reunion – legal source

Aug 02, 2015 - 4:33 PM

UPDATED Investigators on the Indian Ocean island take the debris into evidence as part of their probe into the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

TO FRANCE. Police officers escort an airport vehicle transporting what is believed to be debris from a Boeing 777 plane that washed up on the Reunion Island, at Roland Garros airport in Saint-Marie on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion on July 31, 2015. Richard Bouhet/AFP

Wing part arrives in France for probe into MH370 link

Aug 02, 2015 - 12:50 AM

The part identified as a flaperon is flown overnight to the mainland from the French island of La Reunion

Debris brings MH370 mystery 'closer' than ever to answers

Jul 31, 2015 - 8:49 PM

2nd UPDATE French officials say analysis of the wing part would begin on Wednesday August 5 along with an examination of parts of a suitcase discovered nearby

WRECKAGE. Johnny Begue, a member of a local shore cleaning association, poses with the remains of a luggage found off the coast of La Reunion. Photo by Linfo.re/Antenne Reunion/AFP

Australia 'confident' it's searching in right area for MH370

Jul 31, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Authorities are planning to search a total of 120 000 square kilometers

UNIDENTIFIED. 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. Photo by EPA/ZINFOS974

Ocean currents may trace origins of MH370 debris

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:08 PM

It should be possible through satellite images to retrace the journey of the debris and zoom in on the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash last March

What we know: The riddle of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Here is what we know so far about MH370

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

Malaysia Airlines says 'premature' to speculate on wreckage

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Malaysia Airlines: At the moment it would be too premature for the airline to speculate on the origin of the flaperon

FOUND. Police and gendarmes carry 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

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

Mysterious plane wreckage sparks MH370 speculation

Jul 30, 2015 - 4:01 AM

UPDATED A mysterious piece of plane debris washes up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion prompting speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

MH370 PIECE? Police and gendarmes carry 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

MH370 search will not be expanded further – Australia

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:04 PM

More than 50 000 square kilometers of the seafloor have been scoured so far with no trace of the jet

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. A Malaysia Airlines logo is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt', new CEO says

Jun 01, 2015 - 2:05 PM

2nd UPDATE Malaysia Airlines sends termination letters to all of its roughly 20 000 employees followed by new contracts offered to 14 000 of them – trimming around 6 000 jobs

Malaysia Airlines planes are seen at departure gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on March 8, 2015. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

MH370 search: No plane yet, but shipwreck found

May 14, 2015 - 3:42 PM

A previously uncharted shipwreck deep underwater is uncovered leading officials to say that if the plane is in their search zone they will find it

UNEXPECTED FIND. A handout picture made available by the Australian Government's Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) on 14 May 2015 shows a Sonar image of a shipwreck found during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. JAC/FUGRO Black and White/EPA

MH370 search zone to double if nothing found – officials

Apr 16, 2015 - 3:43 PM

UPDATED The Indian Ocean search zone will be expanded to 120 000 square kilometers 46 300 square miles if the current area comes up empty

STILL SEARCHING. In this file photo, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion Co-pilot Brett McKenzie looking out the flight deck for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, 29 March 2014. Jason Reed/Pool/EPA

One year on, still no clue over MH370 disappearance

Mar 08, 2015 - 4:06 PM

UPDATED A report into missing flight MH370 says the battery on its underwater locator beacon had expired a year before but finds no red flags relating to the crew or aircraft to shed light on the cause of the disappearance

'ALWAYS IN MY HEART' A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) staff does a final check on the #alwaysinMyheart billboard outside the Malaysia Airlines Academy in Petaling Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 08 March 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Australia PM suggests MH370 search could be scaled back

Mar 05, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Abbott: I can t promise that the search will go on at this intensity forever but we will continue our very best efforts to resolve this mystery and provide some answers

Young passengers take a picture of Malayisa Airline aircraft using their mobile phone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 08 September 2014. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Shipping containers but no MH370 debris in underwater hunt – Australia

Mar 03, 2015 - 2:44 PM

Chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau ATSB Martin Dolan says they had found nothing resembling debris from the Malaysia Airlines jet

A picture made available on 30 March 2014 shows Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion Co-pilot Brett McKenzie looking out the flight deck for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, 29 March 2014. Jason Reed/Pool/EPA

Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia to test new jet tracking system

Mar 01, 2015 - 11:21 AM

While the system is not a silver bullet it will help to improve current methods of tracking ahead of other solutions being developed

Young passengers take a picture of Malayisa Airline aircraft using their mobile phone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 08 September 2014. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Malaysia to release MH370 report one day before anniversary

Jan 28, 2015 - 3:17 PM

The government however is not saying whether the report will contain any revelations on the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet

Young passengers take a picture of Malayisa Airline aircraft using their mobile phone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 08 September 2014.  Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Hackers target Malaysia Airlines, threaten data dump

Jan 26, 2015 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED The website s front page was replaced with an image of a tuxedo wearing lizard and carried the headline 404 Plane Not Found

A screenshot of the homepage of Malaysia Airlines (www.malaysiaairlines.com) on January 26, 2015.  Malaysia Airlines website

10 months on, Australia confident of finding MH370

Jan 16, 2015 - 4:38 PM

In this 60 000 square kilometers it s very likely we will find the aircraft but we don t know exactly where

LOOKING FOR MH370. This handout photo taken on April 1, 2014 by Australian Defence shows HMAS Toowoomba (bottom) conducting a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success (top) during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Photo from AFP/ Australian Defence/ Abis Chris Beerens

'Highly likely' MH370 on autopilot when it went down – Australia

Jun 26, 2014 - 2:48 PM

UPDATED This comes as Australian officials say the search will shift further south

LOOKING FOR MH370. This handout photo taken on April 1, 2014 by Australian Defence shows HMAS Toowoomba (bottom) conducting a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success (top) during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Photo from AFP/ Australian Defence/ Abis Chris Beerens

Rappler Newscast | April 11, 2014

Apr 11, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Negotiating panels conclude talks allowing more US troops in PH The Abu Sayyaf attacks soldiers in Basilan Abbott confident signals detected in the Indian Ocean are from flight 370

The search for MH 370

Apr 04, 2014 - 7:13 PM

Rappler talks to aviation security specialist Philip Baum on Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370

Bad weather forecast as new images spur MH370 search

Mar 27, 2014 - 7:11 AM

With new satellite imagery showing 122 potential objects in the water time is running out for finding the black box of MH370 and learning what happened to it

TIME LIMIT. A handout image made available by the Australian Department of Defense on March 26, 2014 shows Royal Australian Air Force pilot Flying Officer Stuart Doubleday conducting a search over the southern Indian Ocean for any sign of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from the flight deck of an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, on March 26, 2014. LAC Oliver Carter/DOD HANDOUT/EPA

MH370 relatives rage as Malaysia probes 'deleted' data

Mar 19, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Shouting and crying a handful of relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 unfurled a protest banner reading Give us back our families

FRUSTRATED. Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are stopped and escorted away by Malaysian police from entering the media center before the start of a press conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/ AFP

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

US ship ordered to Indian Ocean in search for airliner

Mar 14, 2014 - 7:05 AM

UPDATED Search efforts shifted after the White House said new information indicated the plane may have gone down to the west in the Indian Ocean

SEARCHING. A handout picture provided by The Royal Malaysian Navy shows Royal Malaysian Navy KD Laksamana Muhammad Amin (front) and KD Selangor (back) during search and rescue operations for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight at the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia, 13 March 2014. Photo by Royal Malaysian Navy/EPA

What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

Mar 12, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Here are possible scenarios being weighed up by industry experts as the world waits for clues as to the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

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

Malaysia Airlines shares lose 10% over missing jet

Mar 10, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Shares were trading at 0 225 ringgit or 10 lower mid morning on the Malaysian stock exchange

MISSING PLANE. 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

Plane debris lead a 'false alarm'

Mar 09, 2014 - 11:15 PM

2ND UPDATE Strange debris spotted by a US reconnaissance plane and thought to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 turns out to be a false alarm

DEBRIS FOUND? Vietnam search planes find possible aircraft debris in sea

Chinese 'passenger' did not board plane - report

Mar 09, 2014 - 4:29 PM

A Chinese whose passport number is among those listed for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight did not in fact board the plane

MISSING PLANE. 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

2 passengers used stolen passports to board missing plane

Mar 09, 2014 - 12:47 AM

An Austrian and Italian thought to have been missing are alive and well Malaysia Airlines also releases passenger manifest

MISSING PLANE. 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

Tears and fury as relatives wait for news of airliner

Mar 08, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Friends and relatives of passengers lash out at Malaysia Airlines

UNCERTAINTY. A crying woman is escorted to a bus for relatives at the Beijing Airport after news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane on March 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Oil slicks seen near where airliner vanished: Vietnam

Mar 08, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Vietnam said its search planes spotted oil slicks in the sea near where a Malaysia Airlines jet mysteriously vanished

'LOST CONTACT'. Filipino airport workers conduct a maintenance operation as a Malaysia Airlines aircraft is parked at the Manila's international airport runway, Philippines, Oct 23, 2013. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Boeing 777 plane had strong safety record

Mar 08, 2014 - 5:13 PM

The popular family of long range wide body twin engined planes have a solid safety record and have been among the world s most widely flown passenger jets since first entering service in 1995

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

PH joins SE Asia search for Malaysian plane

Mar 08, 2014 - 3:34 PM

2nd UPDATE The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says however that Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members did not enter Philippine airspace

NAVY'S FASTEST. The BRP Gregorio Del Pilar joins the search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on March 8, 2014. Photo from www.gov.ph