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Mauritius 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 5 30 March 2016
              Door R1 Stowage Closet 

Door R1 Stowage Closet

              Rodrigues, Mauritius 

Rodrigues, Mauritius

  • Examination showed that part is almost certain from MH370
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12C
Item 8 24 May 2016
              No. 1 Flap Support Fairing Tail Cone 

No. 1 Flap Support Fairing Tail Cone

              Gris Gris Beach, Mauritius 

Gris Gris Beach, Mauritius

  • Examination showed that part is highly likely from MH370
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12F
Item 10 10 May 2016
              Left Outboard Flap 

Left Outboard Flap

              Ilot Bernache, Mauritius 

Ilot Bernache, Mauritius

  • This part is confirmed from MH370
  • Refer to Appendix 1.12H

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
Source: Wikimedia Commons