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Malaysian Airlines plane with 239 aboard disappeared on South China Sea

Mar 11, 2014 11:11 IST

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 operating a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft on 8 March 2014 vanished from the radar screens over the South China Sea with 239 people on board. The plane when disappeared was heading towards Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

The massive multinational search mission to locate the plane has failed till now. This is a unique disappearance of the plane, even after the three days long multinational operations have failed to find any trace of wreckage.

The authorities have now expanded the area of search and also look forward into different angles that include hijacking. Hijacking of the plane is expected as the authorities’ suspects that two persons boarded the plane on stolen passports.

Now, the Malaysian authorities are checking on the identities of the two passengers, who boarded on the plane with stolen passports. The stolen passports belong to an Australian and an Italian person.
Earlier crash
In July 2013, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crash-landed in San Francisco killing 3 passengers and injuring more than 180. This is the worst since the jet entered service this loss of the plane would mark the second fatal accident that involves Boeing 777.

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