On This Day…

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Disaster

March 8, 2014

The aircraft disappears from air traffic controllers’ radar screens. Malaysian military radar continued to track the aircraft as it deviated westwards from its planned flight path and crossed the Malay Peninsula. It left the range of Malaysian military radar while over the Andaman Sea, 200 nautical miles (370 km) north-west of Penang in north-western Malaysia. The aircraft and its 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers then disappeared. No distress signal or message was sent. Various pieces of debris from the crash have washed ashore in the years following the accident.