March 2014 will always be remembered in the annals of history as the month in which the tragedy of MH370 occurred. It is the short name of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 that departed from the capital Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on 8 March 2014 and suddenly disappeared over the Indian Ocean.
MH 370 Has Not Been Found to Date
The airplane was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members. Neither the debris nor the wreckage of the airplane has been found to date. Not the bodies of the ill-fated aircraft been recovered so far. Searches and rescue operations have been conducted by not just the Malaysian government but also by international teams, but all of them have failed to find any evidence of the accident that caused the disappearance of the aircraft.
What Happened to MH 370?
The last communication of the crew members of flight 370 was with the ATC 38 minutes after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing. This was the time when MH370 was flying over the South China Sea. Soon after this communication, the ATC radar lost the aircraft. However, it was traced by military radar that tracked it for another hour. MH 370 was found to be deviating from its planned flight path to the west, and the last time it was seen flying was in an area that is 200 nautical miles from Penang Island.
After repeated attempts to find the missing plane, authorities gave up hopes of any of the passengers and crew members of the ill-fated flight being alive.…