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.
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.
Vietnam said Wednesday it had suspended its air search for missing flight MH370 as it waited for Malaysia to clarify the potential new direction of the multi-national hunt.
Malaysia’s air force chief said Wednesday 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.
Helicopters and planes criss-cross the sky as scores of boats search below — but officials say the multi-national hunt for missing flight MH370 is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official.
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.
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.
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.
Malaysian police say one of the passengers using a stolen passport on a missing jetliner was an Iranian asylum seeker.
The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 entered its fourth day on Tuesday.
Revelations that at least two people used stolen passports to board a missing passenger jet raise serious “red flags” about security at Malaysia’s main international airport, analysts and Interpol have warned.
Thailand’s 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, sparking fears of a terror attack.