/ 08 March 2024

A decade on from a disaster

MH370 map

Today marks 10 years since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur before disappearing mid-journey, never to be seen again. To refresh your memory: the plane took a sharp turn about an hour into its flight, and officials presume that it ran out of fuel somewhere over the Indian Ocean – waaay off its original course – before crashing into the sea, killing all 239 people on board, including 7 Aussies/residents. Despite the biggest search operation in aviation history, the closest we have to answers are the pieces of debris that washed up in 2015 and 2016. But that might be about to change, with 2 private companies proposing to search a new area of the Indian Ocean for the plane’s wreckage. Malaysia’s transport minister, Anthony Loke, said, “The government is steadfast in our resolve to locate MH370.”

This week’s Squiz Shortcut is on the disappearance of MH370. We cover the evidence that’s come to light since, plus some of the theories about the disappearance…

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