Mysterious disappearance of MH-370
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370–over the southern Indian Ocean on March 7, 2014, remains a mystery. The search continues for the wreck of the plane, with no success yet. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 15 nations. The aircraft disappeared from air traffic controllers’ radar screens at 0121 MYT. Malaysian military radar continued to track Flight 370 as it deviated from its planned flight path and crossed the Malay Peninsula; Flight 370 left the range of Malaysian military radar at 0215 MYT while over the Andaman Sea, 200 nautical miles (370 km) north-west of Penang in north-western Malaysia. Neither the crew nor the aircraft’s communication systems relayed a distress signal, indications of bad weather, or technical problems before the aircraft vanished.