Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 event

8 March 2014; Malaysia Airlines 777-200; 9M-MRO; flight MH370; unknown location: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Beijing, China and went missing while en route. The current status and location of the most of the aircraft wreckage, along with the fate of the 227 passengers and 12 crew members who were on board, is unknown.

This was a numbered event as defined by because the aircraft has not been found and because there is substantial indirect evidence that one or more passengers were killed.

Safety Investigation Report
In July 2018, over four years after the aircraft went missing, the Malaysian government, which had primary responsibility for the investigation, released a safety investigation report that concluded that the investigative team was unable to determine why the aircraft disappeared. The report also noted that 27 pieces of debris that were found on various shorelines were examined in detail and that only three pieces were confirmed to have been from the missing aircraft. Seven other pieces were found to have likely been from the aircraft.

Search efforts
The Australian government, at the request of the Malaysian government, had accepted responsibility for the search and recovery operations associated with the MH370 investigation, and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau , which led the search for MH370, regularly published operational updates about the search. The search area in the southern Indian Ocean covered about 120,000 square kilometers (46,332 sq mi), which is roughly the size of the US state of Pennsylvania, or of the nation of North Korea (DPRK). Most of the search area was covered by over a kilometer of water, and in some places the water was over six kilometers (3.7 miles) deep.

Preventing future missing airliners

Radio 938 Live interview on UN agreement og 11 November 2015 that may prevent a future MH370 situations

Map of MH 370 search areas

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Related information
ATSB MH370 investigation
Plane crashes for airlines from Asia
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Malaysia Airlines Wikipedia page
Flight MH370 Wikipedia page

How the Australian government mapped the seafloor in the search for MH370

Malaysia government information
Final safety investigation report July 2018
Preliminary investigation report April 2014
Ministry of Transport Facebook page
Ministry of Transport main page
Office of the Prime Minister

BBC radio interview from 13 March 2014 discussing the possibility that the aircraft continued to fly for several hours.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 event
Revised: 30 July 2018