Air traffic controllers lost track of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 not long after it left Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, on its way to Beijing. At the time of its disappearance, the Malaysia Airlines plane was carrying about 7.5 hours of fuel, an airline official said. The passengers are of 13 nationalities, the airline said. Nationalities and the number for each of passengers on the flight were:.
Survey vessel Fugro Equator recently picked up a cluster of small sonar detections in the southern part of the search area which had 'potential interest'. Peter Foley, director of the search for the aircraft said the discovery of the objects was a positive step in the search for the missing plane. 'We're not pausing in the search for MH370 - in fact the vessels have already moved on to continue the mission.'
With an international team of investigators still seemingly baffled about what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared over the weekend, relatives of the passengers and diplomats from countries touched by the mishap have vented their frustration with the Malaysian government. In addition, the ruling party squeaked home by appealing primarily to the most hardline elements within its coalition, politicians and voters disdainful of the country's multiethnic identity and the incremental freedoms of expression and social life that have developed in the past 20 years.