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Four years on, MH370 families await report as search ends for missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s new government has promised to release a long-awaited report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as a privately funded underwater search ended on Tuesday. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, becoming one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. The government of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said last week that U.S. seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, which had scoured the southern Indian Ocean for the…

Malaysia to pay US firm up to $70 million if it finds missing MH370

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a U.S. seabed exploration firm up to $70 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 within 90 days of embarking on a new search in the Southern Indian ocean. The disappearance of the aircraft en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200-million ($157 million) search of a 120,000 sq. km area in January last…

New Hope To Find MH370: Scientists develop new method to locate time and location that objects fall into our oceans

Scientists "motivated by a desire to gain more knowledge about the incident involving flight MH370" have developed a new method to locate the precise time and location that objects fall into our oceans. The method, developed by researchers from Cardiff University, uses underwater microphones, also known as hydrophones, to listen for underwater sound waves that are emitted when an object hits the sea surface. They believe the new method could be used to locate meteorites, satellites or even parts of an aircraft that may…

Mystery remains as missing airliner’s search called off

SYDNEY: The massive underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was called off Tuesday, leaving unsolved one of the most enduring mysteries of the aviation age. Nearly three years after the airliner vanished, distraught relatives refused to accept the idea that the 239 passengers and crew might now never be found after the failure of one of the most expensive undersea operations ever. "Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting edge technology, as well as modelling and advice from…

Fed-up MH370 families to hunt for debris in Madagascar

KUALA LUMPUR: Relatives of MH370 passengers will travel to Madagascar next month in hopes of re-kindling efforts to find and recover seaborne debris from the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines jet, next-of-kin association Voice370 said Monday. The Boeing 777 jet was carrying 239 passengers and crew when it disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. It is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean, but an extensive deep-sea hunt off Australia's west coast has so far failed to find a single piece of…

MH370 plunged rapidly, wing flap not out for landing: new report

SYDNEY: Missing Malaysian Air flight MH370 appeared to be out of control when it plunged into the ocean, with the wing flaps not prepared for landing, a new report said Wednesday. The report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau found the plane's final satellite communications were "consistent with the aircraft being in a high and increasing rate of descent" when it vanished. Analysis of the right outboard flap -- which was found off Tanzania -- showed it was "most likely in the retracted position at the time it…

Malaysia says debris found in Mauritius is from missing Flight MH370

SYDNEY: Malaysia said on Friday that a piece of plane debris discovered in Mauritius was from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board. A piece of wing debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australian authorities said Friday as they cautioned the discovery shed no new light on the missing passenger jet's specific location. The composite debris, recovered from the island nation in May, is the latest fragment found along western Indian Ocean shorelines…