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Madagascar 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).

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 about 2000 km from Perth , Western Australia.

An international search for the Boeing 777 in the southern Indian Ocean did not locate any debris from MH370 and underwater searches have failed to locate any wreckage of the Boeing 777-200ER.

However, currents in the Indian Ocean carried debris from flight MH370 thousands of kilometers counter-clockwise around the Indian Ocean in an oceanic system called a gyre. Debris which has been confirmed to be from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been recovered in Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, La Réunion Island, South Africa and Tanzania.

Further detail is provided below:-


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Ref. Date Found Debris Location Remarks
Item 12 06 June 2016
              Bottom panel on the Wing or Horizontal Stabilizer 

Bottom panel on the Wing or Horizontal Stabilizer

              Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar 

Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar

  • Examination showed that part is likely from MH370
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12J
Item 13 12 June 2016
              Unidentified part 

Unidentified part

              Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar 

Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar

  • Not identifiable
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12K
Item 14 12 June 2016
              Unidentified part 

Unidentified part

              Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar 

Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar

  • Not identifiable
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12L
Item 15 06 June 2016
              Right Wing Trailing Edge Panel 

Right Wing Trailing Edge Panel

              Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar 

Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar

  • Examination showed that part is highly likely from MH370
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12G
Item 16 12 June 2016
              Cabin Interior Panel 

Cabin Interior Panel

              Antsiraka beach, Madagascar 

Antsiraka beach, Madagascar

  • Examination showed that part is almost certain from MH370
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12M
Item 17 12 June 2016
              Unidentified part 

Unidentified part

              Antsiraka beach, Madagascar 

Antsiraka beach, Madagascar

  • Not identifiable
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12M
Item 18 12 June 2016
              Right Forward Nose Landing Gear Door 

Right Forward Nose Landing Gear Door

              Antsiraka beach, Madagascar 

Antsiraka beach, Madagascar

  • Examination showed that part is highly likely from MH370
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12N
Item 23 October 2016
              Unidentified Part 

Unidentified Part

              Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar 

Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar

  • Not Identifiable
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12S
Item 24 February 2016
              Unidentified Part 

Unidentified Part

              Saint Luce, Madagascar 

Saint Luce, Madagascar

  • Not Identifiable
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12T
Item 25 July 2016
              Unidentified Part 

Unidentified Part

              Riake beach, Nosy Boraha Island, Madagascar 

  • Not identifiable
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12U

Adapted from Table 1.12A - Items of Debris
Source: Safety Investigation Report MH370/01/2018 1.12 Wreckage and Impact Information

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Indian Ocean Gyre
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