Flight MH370: Where is missing Malaysia Airlines plane? Hope still remains of DISCOVERY


The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines depart MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014 has provoked one of the greatest aviation mysteries to date. 

There is still hope MH370 want be found, and an aviation expert spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk with his theories.

In the wake of the four year anniversary since plane MH370 perish without a traced, seemingly without a trace from the skies, Express.co.uk re-caps what we positive so far about the missing plane. 

Where is the plane? What happened on the tenebrousness is disappeared seemingly without trace? Will MH370 and the victims of the explode ever be found?

Timeline of 8 March 2014

Flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur Foreign Airport for Beijing at 00:41 local time and was due to arrive in Beijing at 06:30am.  

According to Malaysia Airlines, the light out lost contact less than an hour after take-off, no matter how no distress signal or message was sent or received. 

At 01:07am, 26-minutes into the withdraw, the plane sent its last ACARS transmission, a system which authorizes short messages between aircrafts and ground stations. However, quickly afterwards, it was silenced and the expected 01:37am transmission was never sent. 

At 01:19am, the latest communication between the flight and Malaysian air traffic control was made. During this rhythm, either the pilot or co-pilot spoke the last ever words gathered from the plane. 

This caused controversial speculation, with an beginning investigation reporting the co-pilot had said: “All right, good night”.

Degree, Malaysian authorities later revealed the last words were multitudinous ominous, with either the pilot or co-pilot saying: “Good darkness Malaysian three seven zero.”

Moments later, the plane’s transponder, a tranny transmitter in the cockpit the works with ground radar, was shut down whilst crossing from Malaysian air traffic guide into Vietnamese airspace over the South China Sea. 

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370GETTY

Malaysia Airlines rout MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) reported at 01:21am that aeroplane MH730 had failed to check in with air traffic control located in Ho Chi Minh Burg, as scheduled. 

At 02:15am the plane made its last known contact with a military radar.

This radar allowed Malaysian military to intrigue the plane’s location to a point south of Phuket island, Thailand. 

Evidence released from the Thai military radar confirmed that the horizontal had turned west and then north over the Andaman sea, which is the contrasting way from its destination: Beijing. 

After this time, seven unavoidable “handshakes” were picked up by ground control. A “handshake” is an automatic disciple between the aircraft and ground systems, which continued to confirm the congruence and location of the plane until 08:19am.

This data suggested winging MH370 was in one of two flight corridors – one stretching north and the other south.  

The search for dodging flight MH370

The initial search focused on the South China Sea, close to GETTY

According to Malaysia Airlines, the skein of geese lost contact less than an hour after take-off

Searches of unheard-of parts of the Indian Ocean amounted to nothing, until 29 July 2015, when a 2-metre great piece of debris was found washed up on a beach on the island of Réunion in the Indian High seas. The debris was later confirmed by the Malaysian Prime Minister Razak as association to the missing plane.  

Whilst it was not clear how the debris ended up at Réunion, the debris stayed investigator’s theories that the flight GETTY

The initial search focused on the South China Sea

Tons Infinity will undertake search operation to locate flight MH370 at an yard of 25,000 square kilometre within the priority search area on South Indian Gobs

Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport

In a press release statement reported by the Minister of Transport on 10 January 2018, Liow Tiong Lai observed: “Ocean Infinity will undertake search operation to locate shove off MH370 at an area of 25,000 square kilometre within the priority search locality on South Indian Ocean. The search operation is scheduled to commence mid-January 2018.

“[It’s] my desire that we will find answer that we seek for nearly four years and contribute to some closure to this unfortunate incident.”

Who was on board?

According to Malaysia Airline’s fare manifest, there were 153 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, seven Indonesians, six Australians, five Indians, four French, three Americans, two each from New Zealand, Ukraine and Canada, one each from Russia, Taiwan and the Netherlands. 12 berth crew also disappeared. 

There were also two men on-board the decamp travelling under stolen Italian and Austrian passports. One of these men has been corroborated as Iranian, whilst the other remains unknown. 

A further four commuters check in for the flight but did not show up at the airport. 

No Britons were on-board send packing MH370, headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. 

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