Frequent question: What do we know about Malaysia Airlines flight 370?

Although it does not seem that long ago, Malaysia MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014. The plane, a Boeing 777-200ER, carrying 227 passengers and a crew of 12, was flying from Kuala Lumpur to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport.

What do we know about flight MH370?

The aircraft that operated MH370 on March 8th, 2014 was a Boeing 777-200ER, which bore the registration 9M-MRO. According to Planespotters.net, this triple-seven had spent its entire working life with the airline, having been delivered in May 2002. This made it just under 12 years old at the time of its disappearance.

How long was MH370 in the air?

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Disappearance
Date 8 March 2014; 7 years, 5 months ago
Summary Cause unknown, some debris found
Site Southern Indian Ocean (presumed)
Aircraft

What is the mystery of MH370?

A French former airline director who has been investigating the disappearance of flight MH370 has separately claimed that the missing plane was shot down by American fighter jets who feared that it had been hijacked and was about to be used to attack the US military base on the Indian Ocean atoll of Diego Garcia.

What is the cost of a Boeing 777?

The Boeing 737-700, listed at an average price of just under 90 million U.S. dollars, is among the least expensive models, while the Boeing 777-9, priced at 442 million U.S. dollars, is among the most expensive ones on Boeing’s price list.

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Where was MH370 wreckage found?

The first piece of debris from MH370—a flaperon—is discovered on the island of Réunion. Other confirmed or likely pieces have been found on widely dispersed beaches in the western Indian Ocean (locations in red).

Did they ever find the missing plane?

MOSCOW — Russia’s state aviation agency said that wreckage from of a plane that went missing Tuesday in the Far East region of Kamchatka has been found around three miles away from a runway in an airport on the Okhotsk Sea coast where it was supposed to land.

What is the deadliest plane crash in history?

On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747 passenger jets, operating KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, collided on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport (now Tenerife North Airport) on the Spanish island of Tenerife. Resulting in 583 fatalities, the Tenerife airport disaster is the deadliest in aviation history.

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