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Flight MH370 Timeline


Flight MH370 Timeline
  • Mar. 8: Contact lost less than one hour after departing Kuala Lumpur for Beijing
  • Mar. 10: Search radius expanded, China urges Malaysia to speed up investigation
  • Mar. 12: Chinese satellite images of possible debris are released and determined not to be related to the plane
  • Mar. 14: Media reports say MH370 communications system continued to ping a satellite hours after plane disappeared
  • Mar. 15: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says someone on MH370 likely turned off its communications systems
  • Mar. 20: Australian aircraft investigate possible debris in remote area of southern Indian Ocean
    Mar. 24: Razak says new analysis indicates MH370 crashed in Indian Ocean
  • Mar. 28: Search shifts more than 1,000 kilometers northeast in Indian Ocean following new "credible lead"
  • April 1: Malaysia releases full transcript of last exchanges with MH370
  • April 2: Malaysia says all flight MH370 passengers have been cleared of wrongdoing
  • April 4-6: Chinese and Australian ships report hearing signals in different parts of search area
  • April 14: Australia deploys mini-sub to aid search
  • May 1: Malaysia report says it took 17 minutes to realize MH370 had gone off radar
  • May 27: Malaysia releases raw satellite data used to calculate search area
  • May 29: Australia concludes plane did not crash near where pings were heard
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