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Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing in HK

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A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul has made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after a generator failed.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 feared dead in Australia plane crash

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Five people are feared dead after a light plane crashed at an airfield in eastern Australia on Saturday, emergency service workers said.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Deliberate’ disappearance of Malaysian flight fuels families’ worries

In this picture taken on March 14, 2014, Subramaniam Gurusamy, 60, (R) father of Puspanathan who was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight is consoled by friends at his home in Teluk Panglima Garang, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that Malaysia was ending a search in the South China Sea for a vanished jetliner after investigations indicated the missing plane likely turned far to the west. AFP

Relatives of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 voiced fear and concern Saturday after reports that the jet’s diversion may have been intentional, demanding answers one week after the plane’s disappearance.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Timeline: The hunt for flight MH370

A relative of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 takes a photo of a slideshow displaying the chronology of events since the plane went missing during a press conference held by Hugh Dunleavy, right bottom, commercial director of Malaysia Airlines at right in a hotel in Beijing, China, Friday, March 14, 2014. AP

Friday marks day seven of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as the hunt widens into the vast Indian Ocean.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

10 aviation mysteries

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Five days into the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, authorities have yet to find evidence that would be able to tell what happened to it and its 239 passengers.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Malaysia dismisses allegations that search efforts mired in confusion

Staying on course: Hishammuddin, flanked by Army chief Gen Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin (left) and Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, stressing a point during the press conference in KLIA, Sepang. The Star Online-Asia News Network

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has denied allegations that the hunt for a missing jet was in disarray, after the search veered far from its planned route and several countries were reported to be angry over the “mishandling” of the operation.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iranians on flight likely to have gotten fake passports at KLIA

Sole lead: Khaled showing a picture of Rakhman. The Star Online-Asia News Network

It has been 10 months since Syrian teacher Khaled Ali and his family had been stranded here after being conned into believing they could get passports at the KL International Airport to enter Sweden.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysian shaman pitches in to find missing plane

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Malaysian well-known shaman Ibrahim Mat Zin, bottom right, uses spiritual methods and prayers to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The missing Malaysian jetliner may have attempted to turn back before it vanished from radar, but there is no evidence it reached the Strait of Malacca, Malaysia's air force chief said Wednesday, denying reported remarks he said otherwise. The statement suggested continued confusion over where the Boeing 777 might have ended up, more than four days after it disappeared en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board. AP

Things are getting desperate these past days for Malaysian authorities as they have now resorted to a “bomoh” or shaman to try and find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysia defends search for missing jet

Indonesian Air Force officers examine a map of the Malacca Strait during a briefing following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Malaysia asked India to join the expanding search for the missing jetliner near the Andaman Sea,  far to the northwest of its last reported position and a further sign Wednesday that authorities have no idea where the plane might be more than four days after it vanished. AP

Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged they still are unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Good night’ — last known words of MH370 revealed

Relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane leave after a meeting with the Malaysian ambassador at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 12, 2014.  Malaysia's air force chief said authorities have not ruled out the possibility a missing airliner inexplicably changed course before losing contact, but denied reports the jet had been detected far from its planned flight path. AFP

The last radio transmission from the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was “Alright, good night”, Kuala Lumpur’s ambassador to Beijing reportedly said Wednesday during a meeting with Chinese relatives.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Disappearance of Malaysian jet unlikely a terror attack—Interpol

A Malaysia Airlines plane makes its way on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 11, 2014.  Malaysia has expanded its search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 jet after three days of scouring the sea failed to bring forth any confirmed sightings of wreckage, an official said. AFP  FILE PHOTO

The mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane with 239 people on board was not likely caused by a terrorist attack, Interpol said Tuesday after revelations two passengers had used stolen European passports.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Missing Malaysian jet: Traumatized families seek emotional support

A Chinese relative of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane is surrounded by media as she answers questions about how families are being compensated outside a hotel room set aside for relatives or friends of passengers aboard the missing airplane in Beijing, China Tuesday, March 11, 2014. AP

Five families of passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight that went missing on Saturday received counselling from the Welfare Department at a hotel in Putrajaya on Tuesday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Black boxes: Crucial to air crash probes

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER at Narita Airport in Narita, near Tokyo. AP/Kyodo News File Photo

Black boxes, which record all in-flight data in aircraft, are essential tools in air accident investigations, thanks to which nine out of ten of them can be explained.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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