Where Is MH370? What We Know One Year Later
On March 8, 2014, 239 people boarded a flight in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, destined for Beijing. About an hour and a half after takeoff, flight MH370 vanished from radar screens.
Twelve months later, the search for the plane is still ongoing. Families of the passengers and crew have few answers about what happened to their loved ones. Conspiracy theories abound.
This Sunday marks one year since the plane disappeared. Ahead of the anniversary, here’s a look at what we know and what remains a mystery about the missing flight.
Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 00:41 local time. Investigators have enough data to plot the flight’s path for less than two hours, after which the plane’s final resting place is a matter of analysis and interpretation.
At 01:19, the pilot or co-pilot made the last contact with Malaysian air traffic control. The plane then crossed into Vietnamese airspace but never checked in with Vietnamese air traffic control. The plane’s transponder, which transmits the aircraft’s position to ground radar, shut down. Malaysian and Thai military radar detected the plane veer off route to the west, and then head north. Flight MH370 was last detected —> Read More Here