MH370 Flight Incident



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Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation is due to publish an interim report on the incident to mark the first anniversary of the disaster.

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Malaysia’s transport minister, Liow Tiong Lai, says data will be re-examined and a new plan formulated if the plane is not found by the end of May.

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Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) officially declares the case an accident.

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Australian authorities has announced a fourth ship (Fugro Supporter) with enhanced search capabilities to join the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The search has been widened to 14,000 sq km of the sea floor.

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Malaysia and Australia remain committed to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which search operations continued to focus on the Southern Indian Ocean.

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After a four-month lull, it is announced that the underwater search, involving depths of up to 3.7 miles (6km), will resume at the end of September.

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Australia’s deputy prime minister, Warren Truss, says the aircraft “might have turned south a little earlier than we have previously expected”.

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Malaysian authorities say still considering theory that the missing plane may be in the Bay of Bengal.

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Australian-based GeoResonance claims it has sighted wreckage of the missing aircraft in the Bay of Bengal in satellite images scanned over 772,000 sq miles. A British marine archaeologist says he has located wreckage with "advanced home-made technology".

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Razak admits military did track a "civilian aircraft" entering Malaysian airspace at the time MH370 lost contact with ground control - but failed to act as aircraft "was not deemed hostile".

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Debris washed ashore near Augusta not related to the missing flight, Australia's Transport safety Bureau says. Malaysia's prime minister Najib Razak announces first report into the disappearance of flight MH370 will be released.

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Debris is found washed ashore near Augusta. Experts are working to find out if it is from the missing aircraft. Distressed relatives of the passengers outraged over the suggestion that they will be sent death certificates for their love ones.

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The eighth underwater drone mission to search for the plane fails to find any evidence of plane wreckage on the sea bed.

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The mini-submarine looking for potential wreckage of the plane at the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean floor is to make a second attempt at another location.

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A Russian newspaper claims the plane was hijacked and landed in Afghanistan where passengers are being held hostage.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warns that there is no clear end in sight in the search for the flight, after the signals from the locator beacons on the plane's black box flight recorder fell silent.

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Australian search teams scouring the Indian Ocean are confident they are homing in on the debris site after picking up fresh signals believed to be from the aircraft's black box.

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Royal Navy ship HMS Echo arrives at an Indian Ocean location to help verify potential 'pings' from the lost black box.

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Malaysia's acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein announces that authorities are "cautiously hopeful" for some positive developments in the "next few days if not hours" in the hunt for the black box.

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Australia announces a potential breakthrough in the hunt for the missing flight after the Chinese vessel detected multiple "pings" in the remote southern Indian Ocean.

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A UN body examins proposals for the live streaming of information from aircraft cockpits.

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All the 227 passengers are "cleared" of any motive to hijack or sabotage the plane, and of having any psychological and personal problems, following a thorough probe while further investigation focuses on the remaining 12 crew members.

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Malaysian authorities release the transcript of the final words exchanged between the control tower in Kuala Lumpur and the flight.

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A black box locator and an underwater drone have been attached to the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield as the ship begins sailing to the remote southern Indian Ocean.

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Chinese relatives of passengers arrive in Kuala Lumpur to vent their anger at officials and to demand more information about what happened to the airliner.

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A black box locator heads to the a search area in the southern Indian Ocean after several floating objects are spotted by surveillance aircraft. Objects retrieved by a Chinese ship are not debris from the missing flight.

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Malaysian authorities say satellite images showing objects potentially related to the missing plane floating in the ocean are still relevant to the search, despite a shift in focus of some 1,100km.

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Malaysian and Chinese insurance firms begin awarding compensation to the relatives of passengers , despite there being no official confirmation of the death.

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Ahmed Seth, the youngest son of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, rejects the latest allegations that Shah could have been on a suicide mission.

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Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, says the missing airliner was deliberately diverted and continued flying for more than six hours after losing contact with the ground.