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Chinese Taipei and Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was a scheduled international flight which left Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 8 March 2014 at 00:42 am (MYT) and was expected to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am (MYT).

There were 12 crew and 227 passengers on board.

For reasons that are still not known, the aircraft made a turn-back west across the Malay Peninsula; changed direction again and flew north west towards the Andaman Sea; and then turned south.

Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

The Passenger Manifests for flight MH370 use an abbreviation TWN to mean Taiwan. The Republic of China (Taiwan) is more appropriately referred to as "Chinese Taipei", particularly as an official name in English. Consequently, the abbreviation TWN has been transcribed to Chinese Taipei when referring to the relevant passenger and passenger manifests.

Only one person from Chinese Taipei was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. For simplicity the description Taiwanese passenger has been retained.