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Malaysian Airlines Flight 370: The Search for Missing MH370

The Associated Press

By: Anonymous

Published: 12 months ago

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean March 8, 2014, the world has watched and waited for word of the flight's fate. The flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, was carrying 239 souls when it went missing, leaving families and friends of the passengers and crew to try to come to grips with their loved ones' mysterious disappearance. 

The search yielded many leads, but no solid evidence of the plane's fate – until late July 2015 when part of a Boeing 777 wing flap, or flaperon, was found on the island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean. In the following months, additional debris was found, examined by experts, and determined to be from the missing airplane. But the plane's fate and final resting place remains unknown and the official search has been called off.

More than three years after the plane's disappearance, the families of the 239 people aboard the flight are still waiting. As their loved ones wait, we remember those who died.

A candlelight vigil April 7, 2014, at the Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, one month after flight MH370 went missing.

A Hollywood stuntman, whose kung fu skills have been featured in films such as Fearless in which he doubled for martial arts actor Jet Li, is among the 239 passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing more than a week ago. Read more

Australian couple Mary and Rodney Burrows are also among the missing. Their son, Jayden, said his family was "heartbroken this stage of their life has been cut short". Read more

In his 77 years, Liu Rusheng claims to have cheated death six times. Perhaps it was because of all these apparent duels with death that Mr. Liu, from Nanjing in eastern China, valued his life so much. Read more

Dr Yuchen Li recently finished his doctoral engineering degree from Cambridge University. Dr Li had only recently married, but his wife, Mingei Ma, was not on the flight with him. Read more

Norli Akmar Hamid, 33, and her husband Razahan Zamani, 24, from Malaysia met while working at a supermarket chain in Kuala Lumpur. They were on a delayed honeymoon. Read more

IBM executive Philip Wood, 50, originally from Texas, was one of three Americans on the plane. Read more