Four-year search for MH370 to end, leaving an unsolved mystery

  1. Four-year search for MH370 to end, leaving an unsolved mystery  Washington Post
  2. MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed  BBC News
  3. Four years on, MH370 families await report as search ends for missing plane  Reuters
  4. Govt assures full report on MH370 to be published openly and transparently  The Sun Daily
  5. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: The latest search for missing plane is over. So what happens now?  ABC Online
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Four years on, MH370 families await report as search ends for missing plane

Four years on, MH370 families await report as search ends for missing planeBy Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – 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 enroute 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 aircraft since January, would end its hunt on Tuesday.


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MH370: Ocean Infinity's search for missing plane formally ends

  1. MH370: Ocean Infinity’s search for missing plane formally ends  BBC News
  2. Australia holds hope MH370 will be found as last search ends  ABC News
  3. Top Asian News 2:45 am GMT  Yahoo News
  4. MH370: How the tragedy unfolded and why it remains unsolved  ABC Online
  5. Malaysia Airlines MH370 search halted, government to make ‘full and final’ report public  CBC.ca
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$70 Million Search For Missing MH370 to End Early As New Malaysian Government Looks To Cut Costs

  1. $70 Million Search For Missing MH370 to End Early As New Malaysian Government Looks To Cut Costs  Newsweek
  2. Malaysia says search for MH370 to end next week  Washington Post
  3. MH370 Update: Search For Missing Plane To End On May 29  International Business Times
  4. Government may end MH370 search  New Straits Times Online
  5. Who knows what may have been decided behind the ATSB’s brick wall?  The Australian
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MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister

  1. MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister  Yahoo News
  2. Australian investigators dismiss MH370 murder-suicide theory  CNN
  3. Search called off for downed MH370 plane  The Australian
  4. Government may end MH370 search  New Straits Times Online
  5. Investigators insist MH370 crash was an accident, not a mass murder-suicide by the pilot  Washington Post
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Australian investigators dismiss MH370 murder-suicide theory

  1. Australian investigators dismiss MH370 murder-suicide theory  CNN
  2. Malaysia says search for Flight MH370 to end next week  Reuters
  3. MH370 Search in Jeopardy Again as New Leader Mahathir Cuts Costs  Bloomberg
  4. Who knows what may have been decided behind the ATSB’s brick wall?  The Australian
  5. Investigators insist MH370 crash was an accident, not a mass murder-suicide by the pilot  Washington Post
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MH370 Search in Jeopardy Again as New Leader Mahathir Cuts Costs

  1. MH370 Search in Jeopardy Again as New Leader Mahathir Cuts Costs  Bloomberg
  2. MH370 not deliberately crashed by pilot, say investigators  BBC News
  3. Private search for MH370 to end next week  Stuff.co.nz
  4. Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators hit back at reports they ruled out MH370 ditching  NEWS.com.au
  5. Who knows what may have been decided behind the ATSB’s brick wall?  The Australian
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MH370 experts think they've finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

  1. MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight  Washington Post
  2. MH370 investigators say captain deliberately crashed the plane in murder-suicide  Business Insider
  3. Experts think they’ve finally solved mystery of disappeared Malaysian Airlines flight MH370  Yahoo News
  4. Expert panel reveals true fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370  9news.com.au
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MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar' during final moments of doomed flight

MH370 captain 'deliberately evaded radar' during final moments of doomed flightAviation experts believe they may have solved the mystery of the disappearance of flight MH370, saying the 239 passengers and crew were the victims of a deliberate, criminal act carried out by the plane’s captain. The fate of the Boeing 777 has mystified investigators ever since it went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in 2014. However, a panel of experts assembled for the Australian TV programme 60 Minutes says the evidence suggests Captain Zaharie Amad Shah executed a careful series of manoeuvres to evade detection and ensure the plane disappeared in a remote location. Martin Dolan, former head of the Australia Transport Safety Bureau, who led the two-year search for the missing plane, said: “This was planned, this was deliberate, and it was done over an extended period of time.” The plane was presumed to have flown on autopilot before running out of fuel and plunging into the southern Indian Ocean. However, the wreckage has never been found and the search was suspended in January last year. The search for MH370 The panel suggested a more gradual descent could mean the search was concentrated in the wrong area and that the plane could still be found largely intact. Simon Hardy, a Boeing 777 instructor, said Captain Zaharie avoided detection by flying a careful course along the winding border between Malaysian and Thai air space, crossing in and out of radar cover on either side. “So both of the controllers aren’t bothered about this mysterious aircraft. Cause it’s, ‘Oh, it’s gone. It’s not in our space any more,’” he told the programme, which was broadcast on Sunday. Survey ship HMS Echo and a Lockheed P-3 Orion during the early days of the search in the southern Indian Ocean Credit: Press Association “If you were commissioning me to do this operation and try and make a 777 disappear, I would do exactly the same thing.” He also pointed out the Malaysian captain had made an unexplained turn to fly over his home town of Penang. “Somebody was looking out the window, It might be a long, emotional goodbye or a short, emotional goodbye to his home town,” he said. A modern mystery | Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Larry Vance, a veteran air crash investigator, told the programme the public could be confident in a growing consensus about the plane’s final moments and that the pilot was intent on killing himself. “Unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately,” he added.


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Search for missing MH370 solves 19th-century British shipping mystery

Search for missing MH370 solves 19th-century British shipping mysteryTwo Victorian shipping mysteries may have been solved thanks to the £50 million search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. While sonar devices have failed to pinpoint the wreckage of the Boeing 777 which disappeared with 239 people on board in March 2014, they have located a pair of shipwrecks on the Indian Ocean seabed. One is believed to be West Ridge, a 220-foot iron barque, built in Scotland, which was lost while carrying British coal to India in 1883, claiming the lives of 28 crew. It was found on December 19 2015, 12,000 feet below the surface, 1.500 miles off the west coast of Australia. The wreck was found lying upright and evidence uncovered by Australian archaeologists suggest that the vessel weight between 1,100 and 1,655 tons and had at least two decks. Sifting through the debris, scientists found a coal sample which, on further analysis, suggested that the ship was British. That information and the surviving anchors and metal fasteners enabled researchers to identify the West Ridge as the likeliest candidate. The search for MH370 Built in Glasgow in 1869 the 1,405 West Ridge’s dimensions appeared to match those of the wreck. However even if West Ridge is the most likely candidate, Dr Anderson did not rule out two other possibilities – Kooringa and Lake Ontario, which were lost in 1894 and 1897 respectively. Greater uncertainty surrounds the identity of a second wreck, a wooden ship which was found on May 19 2015 about 22 miles away from the iron wreck. Using shipping records, scientists have narrowed down the identity of the wooden ship – which weighed between 250 and 880 tons – to one of two vessels. One is the W.Gordon which sailing from Scotland to Australia in 1877 with 10 crew on board when it sank and the other Magdala, which was lost five years later during a voyage from Wales to Indonesia. “Most of the material widely scattered on the seabed consists of the remains of the coal cargo that had spilt out of the hull prior to it striking the seabed,” said Dr Ross Anderson, curator of maritime archaeology at the West Australian Museum. In brief | The disappearance of Flight MH370 “The evidence points to the ship sinking as a result of a catastrophic event such as explosion, which was common in the transport of coal cargoes.” Dr Anderson said more work – and funding – is needed before his team can be certain over the identity of the wrecks. “If it was a shipwreck that we could dive on … we’d be looking for any artefacts like ceramics or bottles or anything that could confirm providence,” Dr Anderson added. “These are the deepest wrecks so far located in the Indian Ocean, they’re some of the most remote shipwrecks in the world, so we try to maximize any information.”  The wrecks of two other trawlers, which were lost in the 20th century, were also found, but the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which supervised the hunt for MH370 did not ask the museum carry out further research. When the sonar search first located the wreckage, it was briefly thought that the remnants of MH370 had been found. Hopes were dashed when high-resolution images showed that it was a ship rather than aircraft which had been discovered. The search for MH370 is continuing with Texas-based Ocean Infinity carrying out the work. The Malaysian government has promised to pay the company $20 million if it finds the plane or its black boxes.


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