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  • MH17 Mar 9

    Dutch Trial Opens for 4 Suspects in Downing of Flight MH17

    A Dutch prosecutor has solemnly read out the names of all 298 people killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 over eastern Ukraine

  • MH17 Mar 6

    MH17 Families Hope Truth Emerges From Unprecedented Trial

    Families from the Netherlands and Malaysia both hope a trial starting next week of four suspects in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will give them the truth.

  • NBC News Jun 19, 2019

    4 to Face Charges in Rocket Attack on Jet That Killed 298

    Almost five years after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed by a rocket over eastern Ukraine, investigators have identified four people they believe to be responsible, NBC News reported. The international team said Wednesday that charges will be brought against three Russians who used to have senior roles in that country’s military and security services, along with a Ukrainian. They...

  • NBC News Jun 19, 2019

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    Almost five years after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed by a rocket over eastern Ukraine, investigators have identified four people they believe to be responsible, NBC News reported. The international team said Wednesday that charges will be brought against three Russians who used to have senior roles in that country’s military and security services, along with a Ukrainian. They...

  • China Mar 3, 2019

    5 Years Later, Malaysia Open to Proposals to Resume MH370 Hunt

    Malaysia’s transport minister said Sunday that the government is open to new proposals from U.S. technology firm Ocean Infinity or any other companies to resume the hunt for Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the fifth anniversary of the jet’s mysterious disappearance. Ocean Infinity mounted a “no cure, no fee” search for the plane in the southern Indian Ocean...

  • China Jul 31, 2018

    Malaysia's Civil Aviation Chief Quits Over Flight 370 Lapses

    Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Flight 370’s disappearance four years ago. The report released Monday raised the possibility that the jet may have been hijacked even though there was no conclusive evidence of why the plane went off course...

  • China Jul 30, 2018

    MH370 Mystery: New Report Highlights Government Shortcomings

    A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government’s response and raised the possibility of “intervention by a third party.” The report, prepared by a 19-member international team, reiterated Malaysia’s assertion the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications. Chief investigator...

  • China May 29, 2018

    Australia Holds Hope MH370 Will Be Found as Last Search Ends

    Australia said it held out hope Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 would one day be found as the last search of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean where it was believed to have been lost was scheduled to end on Tuesday. Malaysia said last week the search by Texas-based company Ocean Infinity would end on Tuesday after two extensions of...

  • Indian Ocean Mar 19, 2018

    Australia Boosts Indian Ocean Travel Safety After MH370

    Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Search and rescue officials from Mauritius, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are visiting the Australian Maritime Safety Authority headquarters in Canberra this week...

  • China Jan 10, 2018

    Malaysia to Pay Firm Up to $70 Million If It Finds Missing Plane

    Malaysia’s government said Wednesday it will pay U.S. company Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it can find the wreckage or black boxes of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within three months, in a renewed bid to solve the plane’s disappearance nearly four years ago. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said there was an 85 percent chance of finding the...

  • China Jan 6, 2018

    Hunt Resumes for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Wreckage

    Malaysia approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the country’s government announced Saturday, nearly four years after the plane’s disappearance sparked one of aviation’s biggest mysteries, NBC News reported. The U.S.-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this week to look in the southern Indian Ocean for debris from the plane, which disappeared...

  • China Aug 11, 2017

    US Company Offers to Take Financial Risk of New MH370 Search

    U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity said Friday it had offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims’ families urged the Malaysian government to agree to a private sector hunt for Flight 370’s wreckage. Malaysia, Australia and China suspended a nearly three-year search in the southern Indian Ocean in January after...

  • Malaysia Airlines Jul 17, 2017

    3 Years on, Families Honor Loved Ones Lost on Downed MH17

    The father of two siblings killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine three years ago said Monday that relatives of the 298 people killed would not rest until those responsible face justice. At an emotional ceremony marking three years since MH17 was shot down, Evert van Zijtveld said a group representing victims’ families “shall not give...

  • Facebook Jun 8, 2017

    Bodies, Aircraft Parts Found in Search for Myanmar Plane

    Fishermen joined navy and air force personnel Thursday in recovering bodies and aircraft parts from the sea off Myanmar, where a military plane carrying 122 people including 15 children crashed a day earlier, officials said. The four-engine Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft had left Myeik, also known as Mergui, heading for Yangon on a route over the Andaman Sea. It was...

  • Facebook Jun 8, 2017

    Myanmar Adds Ships, Aircraft to Search for Missing Plane Carrying 120 People

    Myanmar’s military added more ships and aircraft Thursday morning to search for a transport plane carrying 120 people that disappeared after takeoff from a southern coastal city and was feared to have crashed in the Andaman Sea. The Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 106 passengers — mostly families of military personnel — and 14 crew members when it went...

  • Australia Jun 1, 2017

    Passengers Stop Man Trying to Storm Malaysian Airliner Cockpit in Australia

    Passengers had to tackle a man who tried to storm the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines jet shortly after takeoff Wednesday night in Australia, authorities and witnesses told NBC News. Witnesses said the man was screaming, running up and down the aisle with what appeared to be an electronic device. Passengers stopped him and restrained him with seatbelts. An official...

  • China Mar 8, 2017

    3 Years Later: Australia, Malaysia Hold Hope MH370 Will Be Found

    The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet told victims’ families and friends at an anniversary church service on Wednesday that he remained hopeful that Flight 370 would be found. “While to date we have been unsuccessful, we remain hopeful that at some stage in the future, there will be a breakthrough,...

  • Russia Mar 6, 2017

    Ukraine Sues Russia Over Alleged Rebel Funding, Crimea

    Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister on Monday accused Russia of financing terrorism by shipping arms, ammunition and funds to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine and of discriminating against non-Russians in the annexed Crimean Peninsula. The charges came as a case between Kiev and Moscow opened at the U.N.’s highest judicial organ. The International Court of Justice case, which also seeks reparations...

  • Twitter Jul 18, 2014

    Jason Biggs Apologizes for Jokes About Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash

    Jason Biggs’ tweets about Thursday’s tragic Malaysia Airlines crash brought on a wave of backlash, leading the actor to apologize.

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