Monday, March 17, 2014


MH370: M'sia turned down Interpol help, says report

The search for MH370 has become "even more difficult", with the search area expanded to include large tracts of land across 11 countries and oceans.

- The number of countries involved has increased from 14 to 25. Full story here.
- Malaysia's Foreign Ministry has requested support from over 22 countries, including: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, China, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia & Australia

- This support would be in the form of general satellite data, radar playback and provisions for ground, sea and aerial search and rescue.

- Both northern & southern corridors are being treated with equal importance. 
For more on the difficulty of the search, go here.

- According to Malaysia Airlines, the pilot and co-pilot did not ask to fly together. Full story here.

- The MH370 aircraft was subjected to Boeing's mandatory maintenance program, fully serviced and fit to fly.

- Malaysia Airlines says the plane departed with its planned fuel load with nothing extra.