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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
The missing airplane in 2011
Missing airplane summary
Date 8 March 2014 (2014-03-08)
Summary Missing, flaperon found
Place Unknown (believed Southern Indian Ocean)
Passengers 227 (probably)
Crew 12 (probably)
Fatalities 239 (all, probably)
Survivors 0 (none, probably)
Aircraft type Boeing 777-200ER
Airline/user Malaysia Airlines
Registration 9M-MRO
Flew from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Flying to Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370, also named under a codeshare agreement as China Southern Airlines Flight CZ748) is a missing Malaysia Airlines international passenger flight. The aircraft had 227 passengers and twelve crew members on board.

Flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at 00:41 on 8 March 2014 (MST; UTC+8) for a scheduled six-hour flight to Beijing, China. Subang Air Traffic Control Centre lost contact with the plane at about 01:22, while over the Gulf of Thailand. It was reported missing at 02:40.

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating to see if terrorism is involved. Two passengers, one from Austria and another one from Italy, were named on the manifest. However, they were later discovered not to have been on board, their passports having been stolen. Meanwhile, Malaysian authorities are also ruling the identity of two other passengers to be false.

On 24 March 2014, officials with both Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian government stated that while the aircraft's whereabouts were still not known, "unparalleled" analyses by the United Kingdom's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) and UK satellite company Inmarsat indicated that it had crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. It was presumed by these officials that all 239 people aboard died.

On 29 July 2015, a flaperon was found on a beach in Saint-André, on Réunion island. On 5 August, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak announced that the found flaperon was confirmed to be from flight MH370's aircraft.

People on board by nationality
Nationality Number
 Australia 6
 Belgium 4
 Canada 2
 China 153
 France 4
 Germany 4
 Hong Kong 1
 India 5
 Indonesia 7
 Iran 2
 Malaysia 50
 Netherlands 1
 New Zealand 2
 Philippines 3
 Russia 1
 Taiwan 1
 Ukraine 2
 United Kingdom 10
 United States 4
Total (15 nations and regions) 239

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