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MH370 families hope for closure from official report

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Malaysia transport ministry gives to relatives aboard the missing Flight MH370 the official investigation team's report

FINAL REPORT. File photo shows a young girl holding a balloon with a message during a memorial event for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur 4th anniversary of the ill-fated plane's disappearance. Photo by  Manan Vatsayana/AFP

Russia to rebuild Red Army Choir – defense minister

Dec 27, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Russia s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says he will do what is necessary so that we can restore the troupe in the nearest future

IN MEMORY. Russian police orchestra musicians pay tribute in front of the home stage building of the Alexandrov Ensemble (The Red Army Choir), in Moscow on December 26, 2016. Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Main black box of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:13 PM

3rd UPDATE Authorities have not said how long it would take to decipher the black box which could provide information on the reasons for the crash

BLACK BOX FOUND. Russian rescuer boats patrol off the coast of the Black Sea city of Sochi looking for debris of a Russian military plane, on December 26, 2016. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Dec 26, 2016 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The probe is focusing on a pilot error a technical fault bad fuel and a foreign object in the engine as the 4 main scenarios

NO SURVIVORS. Russian servicemen salutes in front the home stage building of the Alexandrov Ensemble (The Red Army Choir), in Moscow on December 26, 2016. Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP

Massive search for Russia plane crash bodies

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED Investigators have yet to confirm the cause of the crash but Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov says authorities do not believe the plane was taken out by a terrorist attack

Russian rescuers carry a stretcher with passenger belongings after a Russian military plane crashed in the Black Sea, on a pier outside Sochi, on December 25, 2016. Stringer/AFP

'No survivors' as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:26 PM

9th UPDATE Among the plane s 84 passengers were Russian servicemen as well as 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble the army s official musical group also known as the Red Army Choir

This file photo taken on January 2, 2001 shows a Tupolev-154 (TU-154) aircraft. Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Japan military jet with 6 aboard missing – defense ministry

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:02 PM

The U 125 aircraft leaves a base in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu island in southwestern Japan in the early afternoon

Two years on, MH370 kin want search extended

Mar 06, 2016 - 10:43 PM

We are fighting to search on because our loved ones are not home yet So how can we say it s the end?

epa05197357 A woman writes 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, 06 March 2016. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on 08 March 2014, after changing course in a 'deliberate action', according to experts, only forty minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing with 239 people on board including the crew and passengers. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

The wRap Indonesia: Jokowi accepts help to combat haze, Obama apologizes

Oct 09, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the recovery of bodies of plane crash victims increased US maritime assistance and reactions on the bullet train deal with China

WORST EVER. Haze from land and forest fires is an annual hazard in Indonesia. The practice of open burning to clear land is illegal but is common in the country, but this year's fires could be the worst ever. EPA/TAMY UTARI

IN PHOTOS: Debris, bodies of passengers of crashed Indonesian plane

Oct 08, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The plane went missing 6 days ago There were no survivors

NURUL. Keluarga penumpang menunjukkan foto Nurul, salah seorang korban kecelakaan pesawat Aviastar di Crisis Center Angkasapura I Bandara Hasanuddin, Makassar, Jumat, 2 Oktober. Foto oleh Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: Missing plane found, lesbians 'rehabilitated'

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The wreckage of a missing plane is found lesbians in Aceh are rehabilitated and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

Wreckage of missing plane found, passengers dead

Oct 05, 2015 - 10:54 PM

The plane was found on land destroyed said local police chief Pudji Hartanto Some passengers were found dead

The wRap Indonesia: Missing plane, Rohingya sexual assault claims

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:00 AM

A passenger plane is missing two days after it lost contact with air traffic control police say sexual assault allegations by Rohingya women are false and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

Still no sight of missing Indonesian passenger plane two days on

Oct 04, 2015 - 9:13 PM

The plane lost contact with air traffic control shortly after take off Friday October 2

Indonesia launches search for missing passenger plane

Oct 03, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The head of Indonesia s search and rescue agency Bambang Soelistyo says more than 100 personnel including military and local police officers are being deployed to the area

Indonesian passenger plane loses contact, missing

Oct 02, 2015 - 9:32 PM

An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 10 people lost contact with air traffic control during a flight in Sulawesi island of Indonesia

Indonesia asks for US help in missing jet search

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:17 AM

US officials say the request of Indonesia is being reviewed and that it may take a little bit of time to release a decision

THE SEARCH. The Indonesia-led search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 has so far yielded no results. Photo by EPA

'Papa, come home': Relatives of AirAsia passengers wait in agony

Dec 28, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Relatives of people aboard missing AirAsia flight QZ 8501 are getting anxious as the search for the plane is suspended on Sunday evening December 28

WAITING. A relative holds up a phone showing a photo that was allegedly taken and sent before by the person in the photo before boarding the missing Malaysian carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Photo by Aman/AFP

Search halted for the day for missing AirAsia plane

Dec 28, 2014 - 7:48 PM

UPDATED We ended at 5:30 pm 1030 GMT because it was getting dark says transport ministry official Hadi Mustofa

Rappler Newscast | July 24, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:18 PM

Abad faces senate gets grilled over DAP Taiwanese airline crashes 48 dead Air Algerie loses contact with plane over Africa

MH370 search at 'critical juncture'

Apr 19, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Though the search so far has yielded nothing officials say they will not abandon operation

SEARCH CONTINUES. The Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Bluefin-21 is craned over the side of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370, in the Indian Ocean on April 16, 2014. Photo by EPA/LSIS Bradley Darvill/Australian Defence Department

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

Rappler Newscast | April 7, 2014

Apr 07, 2014 - 9:28 PM

7 of out 10 Filipinos believe RH law is constitutional Sen Escudero have to say on the expulsion of 3 senators Australia finds new signals in search for MH370

Rappler Newscast | March 25, 2014

Mar 25, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Malaysia says Flight 370 ended at Indian Ocean Informants on the Tiamzon couple will get P11 2M reward PH prepares convincing evidence against China

Australia: No plane debris found, identified yet

Mar 25, 2014 - 12:31 PM

We have not successfully identified and recovered any debris from the area in question says Australia s defense minister

Electric problem diverts Malaysia Airlines plane to HK

Mar 24, 2014 - 2:44 PM

The diversion of the Seoul bound flight to Hong Kong – due to electrical problems – adds to the headaches of Malaysia Airlines

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

Vietnam suspends air search for missing Malaysian jet

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Vietnam s deputy minister of transport said it suspended its air search and scaled back its sea search while waiting for Malaysia to clarify the search s direction

VIETNAM'S ROLE. A military official works inside a flying Soviet-made AN-26 of the Vietnam Air Force during search and rescue (SAR) operations for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight, off Vietnam's sea, 11 March 2014. Photo by Luong Thai Linh/EPA

Thailand exposed as crime hub

Mar 10, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Its role as a hub for criminal networks using false documents is in the spotlight after two unknown passengers on vanished flight MH370 used passports stolen in the kingdom

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

'By the grace of God we missed our flight to China'

Mar 08, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Two persons initial frustration over missing their flight from KL to Beijing has turned into more than just a feeling of relief – flight MH370 has gone missing

WAITING FOR NEWS. A possible relative cries at the Beijing Airport after news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane in Beijing on March 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON