We have been helping CNN with their investigative reporting of the missing flight MH370. CNN has been filming in our simulator recreating scenarios to answer many questions of what could have happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight. Our prayers go out to the families of the missing crew and passengers.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370/MAS370) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing that lost contact with air traffic control on 8 March 2014 at 01:20 less than an hour after takeoff. At 07:24, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) reported the flight as missing. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations.
A multinational search and rescue effort, later reported as the largest in history, was initiated in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea Within a few days, this was extended to include the Strait of Malacca and Andaman Sea. On 15 March, based on military radar data and radio “pings” between the aircraft and an Inmarsat satellite, investigators concluded that it had first headed west across the Malay Peninsula, then continued on a northern or southern track for approximately seven hours. The search in the South China Sea was abandoned. Three days later the Australian Maritime Safety Authority began searching the southern part of the Indian Ocean.