MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 8, 2014, is one of modern aviation's most perplexing mysteries. The Boeing 777, carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, is believed to have crashed off the coast of western Australia in the southern Indian Ocean. However, searches across vast areas of the Indian Ocean have failed to find any confirmed sign of it.
Officials initially ruled out terrorism, but conspiracy theories have endured. Until the wreckage is found and examined, it is difficult to say for sure what happened to the plane.
Last week, Malaysia Airlines officially declared that MH370 had crashed and all passengers are presumed dead, enabling passengers' families to start claiming compensation.
(In pic) Crew aboard Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield moving US Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in southern Indian Ocean to look for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on April 14, 2014. (Image source Reuters)