Malaysia Airlines lost flight: Families suffer

 

Day 17

 


A relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370, expresses her frustration at the lack of information to journalists in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 23, 2014. Planes and ships scrambled Sunday to find a pallet and other debris in a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether the objects were from the Malaysia Airlines jet that has been missing for more than two weeks. (AP)

 

Chinese relatives (C) of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave after another meeting with airline officials at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 23, 2014. Malaysia said on March 23 it had received new satellite images from France showing floating objects in the main search area for a missing Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean. (AFP)

 



Chinese relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave after another meeting with airline officials at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 23, 2014. Malaysia said on March 23 it had received new satellite images from France showing floating objects in the main search area for a missing Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean. (AFP)

 



Chinese relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave after another meeting with airline officials at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 23, 2014. Malaysia said on March 23 it had received new satellite images from France showing floating objects in the main search area for a missing Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean. (AFP)

 



A relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370, expresses her frustration at the lack of information to journalists in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 23, 2014. Planes and ships scrambled Sunday to find a pallet and other debris in a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether the objects were from the Malaysia Airlines jet that has been missing for more than two weeks. (AP)




A woman hangs a message card for passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, March 22, 2014. Frustration grew Saturday over the lack of progress tracking down two objects spotted by satellite that might be Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with a Malaysian official expressing worry that the search area will have to be widened if no trace of the plane is found. (AP)

 

Day 15

 A woman hangs another message of hope and support for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 at a mall outside Kuala Lumpur March 22, 2014. Two weeks after a Malaysian airliner carrying 239 people vanished, international teams stepped up their search deep in the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, as a Malaysian minister expressed fear a possible sighting of debris may be another false lead.  REUTERS

 Flight Lt. Jason Nichols on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, looks towards HMAS Success as they search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, Australia, Saturday, March 22, 2014. As planes spent a third day hunting for two large objects spotted by satellite in the southern Indian Ocean, Australian officials on Saturday said they were far from giving up on what remains the strongest lead in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (AP)

 Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370, wait for news at a hotel room in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 22, 2014. Planes were scouring the desolate southern Indian Ocean for a third day Saturday for possible parts of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, now lost for two full weeks. (AP)

Flight Officer Jack Chen mans the navigation and communicatioun station on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion as they search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia, Saturday, March 22, 2014. Frustration grew Saturday over the lack of progress tracking down two objects spotted by satellite that might be the Malaysian airliner, with a Malaysian official expressing worry that the search area will have to be widened if no trace of the plane is found. (AP)

Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave from a resort on a bus in Cyberjaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. (AFP)

Relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 wait for new informations at a hotel in Beijing. (AFP)

A Chinese relative (R) of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 walks at a resort in Cyberjaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. (AFP)

Relatives writing messages to missing passengers on a prayer board in the meeting room of Lido hotel where relatives are staying in Beijing. (AFP)

Royal Australian Air Force Loadmasters, Sergeant Adam Roberts (L) and Flight Sergeant John Mancey (R), preparing to launch a Self Locating Data Marker Buoy from a C-130J Hercules aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the Australian Defence Force's assistance to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. (AFP)

An office building is illuminated with LED lights displaying "Pray for MH370" next to Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Countless theories have surfaced about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly two weeks ago. (AP)

 

A Chinese relative of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 looks down at a hotel in Cyberjaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 20, 2014.  Two objects possibly related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been sighted by satellite in the remote southern Indian Ocean, Australian officials said, calling it the "best lead we have". (AFP)  

 

Volunteers watch a news channel announcing the possible finding of two objects related to the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 at the Everly hotel in Putrajaya on March 20, 2013. Two objects possibly related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been sighted, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a potential breakthrough.   (AFP)

Air Commodore John McGarry (L) speaks with John Young, Australian Maritime Safety Aiuthority emergency response general manager, during a press conference about the discovery from satellite imagery of objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Canberra on March 20, 2014. Two objects possibly related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been sighted by satellite in the remote southern Indian Ocean, Australian officials said, calling it the "best lead we have". (AFP)

 

Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are stopped and escorted away by Malaysian police from entering the media centre before the start of a press conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur. Background checks on nearly all but three of the 239 passengers and crew on board a missing Malaysia Airlines jet have produced no "information of significance", Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said.(AFP)

 


A spokesman for Malaysia Airlines (back R) prepares to answer a question from a relative (standing L) of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 during a conference held by the airline at a hotel in Beijing on March 19, 2014.  Intelligence checks on the 153 Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysian airliner produced no red flags, China said on March 18, as investigators struggled to clarify events that led to the plane's dramatic disappearance. Twelve days after contact was lost with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and its 239 passengers and crew, there has been minimal progress in determining precisely what happened or where the plane ended up. (AFP)

A family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 cries as he watches a message board dedicated to passengers onboard the missing plane at a hotel in Beijing March 20, 2014.  The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyse data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a US official said on Wednesday as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished. (REUTERS)

A family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 writes a message  on a board dedicated to passengers onboard the missing plane at a hotel in Beijing March 20, 2014.  The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyse data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a US official said on Wednesday as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished. (REUTERS)

Family members of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 hug each other as they wait for news about the missing plane at a hotel in Beijing March 20, 2014.  The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyse data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a US official said on Wednesday as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished. (REUTERS)

Malaysian women hold candles during a special prayer for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur. (REUTERS)

A Chinese family member of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 screams as she is being brought into a room outside the media conference area at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Investigators probing the disappearance of Flight MH370 with 239 people on board believe it most likely flew into the southern Indian Ocean, a source close to the investigation. (REUTERS)

A combination photo shows various artwork and well-wishes put up by members of the public for the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at a viewing gallery at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (REUTERS)

Day 12

A woman writes a message expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, at a mall in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP)

Pakistani Christians pose for a photograph while holding candles during a vigil for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Islamabad. (AFP)

US navy sailors carry machine guns for safe keeping on the deck of Seventh Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge shortly after arriving at the international port in Manila. (AFP)

Malaysia's Minister of Defence and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (C) and Malaysia's Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (R) talk to each others before a press conference at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. (AFP)

The Royal Australia Air Force shows a crew member of an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft keeping track of the aircrafts progress to the west of Peninsula Malaysia during a search operation for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. (AFP)

Day 11
 

Students walk past a giant mural featuring missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 displayed on the grounds of their school in Manila's financial district of Makati on March 18, 2014, created as part of solidarity action by concerned artists for the passengers and crew of the missing plane. Three million people around the world have joined an effort led by a satellite operator to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in what may be the largest crowdsourcing project of its kind. The plane went missing early on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew aboard, spawning a massive international search across Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean that has turned up no trace of wreckage. (AFP)

 



Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 watch a TV news program about the missing plane as they wait for more official information at a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Monday, March 17, 2014. Attention focused Sunday on the pilots of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight after the country's leader announced findings so far that suggest someone with intimate knowledge of the Boeing 777's cockpit seized control of the plane and sent it off-course. (AP)

 



A boy plays as residents of Boeung Kak Lake prepare candles before a Buddhist ceremony praying for the release of 21 detainees, who have been jailed since January 3 when military police opened fire on workers striking over low pay, killing four people, and to pray for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, in Phnom Penh March 17, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Family members of passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vote to talk directly to Malaysian government's representatives during a meeting with the airline's representatives at Lido Hotel in Beijing March 17, 2014. No trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been found since it vanished on March 8 with 239 people aboard. Investigators are increasingly convinced it was diverted perhaps thousands of miles off course by someone with deep knowledge of the Boeing 777-200ER and commercial navigation. (REUTERS)

 


Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave after a meeting with airline officials at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 17, 2014. An investigation into the pilots of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 intensified on March 17 after officials confirmed that the last words spoken from the cockpit came after a key signalling system was manually disabled. (AFP)

 

Day 10

 

Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave a meetining with officials at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 16, 2014. Malaysia's leader on March 15 said communications aboard the missing jet were switched off and its course deliberately changed by someone on board before the aircraft disappeared a week ago, but stopped short of saying it had been hijacked. (AFP)



Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave a meetining with officials at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 16, 2014. Malaysia's leader on March 15 said communications aboard the missing jet were switched off and its course deliberately changed by someone on board before the aircraft disappeared a week ago, but stopped short of saying it had been hijacked. (AFP)




Chinese relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave a meetining with officials at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 16, 2014. Malaysia's leader on March 15 said communications aboard the missing jet were switched off and its course deliberately changed by someone on board before the aircraft disappeared a week ago, but stopped short of saying it had been hijacked. (AFP)

 



In this March 13, 2014 file photo, university students hold a candlelight vigil for passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Yangzhou, in eastern China's Jiangsu province. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has exposed wide gaps in how the world's airlines, and their regulators, operate. But experts warn this isn’t likely to be one of those defining moments that lead to fundamental changes. (AP)



 

Day 9

 

People watch a live TV feed of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaking at a press conference, at a hotel in Beijing on March 15, 2014. Malaysia's leader on March 15 said communications aboard a missing jet were switched off and its course deliberately changed by someone on board before the aircraft disappeared a week ago, but stopped short of saying it had been hijacked. (AFP)

 



In this picture taken on March 14, 2014, Subramaniam Gurusamy, 60, (R) father of Puspanathan who was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight is consoled by friends at his home in Teluk Panglima Garang, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that Malaysia was ending a search in the South China Sea for a vanished jetliner after investigations indicated the missing plane likely turned far to the west. (AFP)

 



Students pray for the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 during a class at an elementary school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Malaysian passenger jet missing for more than a week had its communications deliberately disabled and its last signal came about seven and a half hours after takeoff, meaning it could have ended up as far as Kazakhstan or deep in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday. (AP)

 



A young relative of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 reacts during a meeting with Malaysia Airlines at Lido Hotel in Beijing, March 16, 2014. The missing Malaysian airliner appears to have been deliberately steered off course after someone on board shut down its communications, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday. (REUTERS)

 



Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 chat after a meeting with representatives from the airline at Lido Hotel in Beijing, March 16, 2014. The missing Malaysian airliner appears to have been deliberately steered off course after someone on board shut down its communications, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday. (REUTERS)

 

Messages of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are placed at the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 15, 2014. Investigators believe someone aboard the missing Malaysian airliner deliberately shut off its communications and tracking systems, turned the plane around and flew for nearly seven hours after it vanished, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday. (REUTERS)
 

Day 8

 



A relative of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane waits for new informations at a hotel in Beijing on March 14, 2014. The needle-in-a-haystack hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner spread to the vast Indian Ocean on March 14 after the White House cited "new information" that it might have flown for hours after vanishing nearly seven days ago. (AFP)



A woman whose son was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries as journalists interview her at a hotel in Beijing Saturday, March 15, 2014. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that investigators believe the missing Malaysian airliner's communications were deliberately disabled, that it turned back from its flight to Beijing and flew for more than seven hours. (AP)



Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 listen to a live telecast of a press conference by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at a hotel in Beijing Saturday, March 15, 2014. Najib said Saturday that investigators believe the missing Malaysian airliner's communications were deliberately disabled, that it turned back from its flight to Beijing and flew for more than seven hours. (AP)

 

Relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane wait for new informations at a hotel in Beijing on March 15, 2014. The needle-in-a-haystack hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner spread to the vast Indian Ocean on March 14 after the White House cited "new information" that it might have flown for hours after vanishing nearly seven days ago. (AFP)

Day 7

A Malaysia Airlines employee writes a message expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. (AFP)

Members of the Malaysia Airlines' special assistance team to help relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave the lounge in Beijing. (AFP)

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 leave from a room at a hotel in Beijing, China. (AP)

Col. Vu Duc Long of the Brigade 918, Vietnam Air Force answers to the media after a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane over the southern sea between Vietnam and Malaysia at a airbase in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. (AP)

A relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 grieves alone in a corridor at a hotel in Beijing. (AP)

Day 6

Beachgoers walk past a sand sculpture made by Indian sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik with a message of prayers for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 - which vanished from radar early on March 8 with ongoing search operations mounted by multiple nations taking place in the South China Sea, the Malacca Strait, and the Andaman Sea - at Puri beach, some 65 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar, on March 14, 2014. Malaysia denied March 12 that the hunt for a missing jet was in disarray, after the search veered far from the planned route and China said that conflicting information about its course was "pretty chaotic". (AFP)

Vietnamese Navy's Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Le Minh Thanh (R) points at a map to show the area where Vietnam is conducting search activities for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in Phu Quoc island on March 12, 2014. Vietnam said on March 12 it had suspended its air search for missing flight MH370 and scaled back a sea search as it waited for Malaysia to clarify the potential new direction of the multi-national hunt. (AFP)


An Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency personnel scans the seas aboard a boat on patrol in the Malacca Strait off Aceh province located in the area of northern Sumatra island on March 12, 2014 during the continued search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The search for a missing Malaysian jet swung northwest towards the Andaman Sea on March 12, far from its intended flight path, exposing Malaysia to mounting criticism that its response was in disarray. (AFP)
 

Relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane receive a cash payment to help with living and travel costs while they wait for news at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 12, 2014.  Malaysia's air force chief said authorities have not ruled out the possibility a missing airliner inexplicably changed course before losing contact, but denied reports the jet had been detected far from its planned flight path. (AFP)


Malaysia airlines officials assist the relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane, during lunch at a restaurant in Beijing on March 12, 2014. Malaysia's air force chief said authorities have not ruled out the possibility a missing airliner inexplicably changed course before losing contact, but denied reports the jet had been detected far from its planned flight path. (AFP)

Day 5

 

Grieving Indonesian mother Suharni (L) displays a portrait of her son Sugianto Lo and wife Vinny Chynthya, who are both passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, from their residence in Medan in Sumatra island on March 10, 2013. Mystery deepened on March 10 over the fate of a Malaysian jet carrying 239 people, as tests on oil slicks scotched suspicions it was aircraft fuel while the search for debris failed to yield any trace of the missing aircraft. (AFP)

 

Heavily armed Philippine anti-terrorist police (L) patrol around Manila's International Airport terminal on March 11, 2014. Revelations that at least two people used stolen passports to board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing early on March 8 with 239 people on board after taking off from Kuala Lumpur's international airport, have fuelled fears of a security breach, raising concerns across the region. (AFP)

 

Family members of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vote to set a deadline for the company to answer their requests, including providing solatium without additional conditions, at a hotel in Beijing, March 11, 2014. China urged Malaysia to step up the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went missing with 239 people on board, about two-thirds of them Chinese, and said it has sent security agents to help with an investigation into the misuse of passports. (REUTERS)

Women put the final touches to a sign of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 they made and brought to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport March 11, 2014. The Malaysian military believes an airliner missing for almost four days with 239 people on board flew for more than an hour after vanishing from air traffic control screens, changing course and travelling west over the Strait of Malacca, a senior military source said. (REUTERS)

Day 4

 

Relatives of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane hug each other at a hotel in Beijing, Monday, March 10, 2014. The anguished hours had turned into a day and a half. Fed up with awaiting word on the missing plane, relatives of passengers in Beijing lashed out at the carrier with a handwritten ultimatum and an impromptu news conference. (AP)


Malaysian ethnic Chinese sing songs as they hold a candlelight vigil for the passengers of Malaysia Airlines MH370 near Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur March 10, 2014. The disappearance of a Malaysian airliner about an hour into a flight to Beijing is an "unprecedented mystery", the civil aviation chief said on Monday, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace of the plane or 239 people on board. (REUTERS)


A Chinese relative of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines MH370 is comforted by a staff member of the airport as she shields her face from journalists at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 10, 2014. The disappearance of a Malaysian airliner about an hour into a flight to Beijing is an "unprecedented mystery", the civil aviation chief said on Monday, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace of the plane or 239 people on board. (REUTERS)

Relatives of a passenger onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cry inside a hotel they are staying, in Putrajaya March 10, 2014. China urged Malaysia to step up the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went missing with 239 people on board, about two-thirds of them Chinese, and said it has sent security agents to help with an investigation into the misuse of passports. (REUTERS)


An upset relative of a passenger of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is led away after approaching officials for information at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. The flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, after losing contact with air traffic controllers off the eastern Malaysia coast. (REUTERS)


Rosmah Mansor (L), wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, cries with family members of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. Radar tracking the missing Malaysia Airlines flight indicated that it may have turned back from its scheduled route to Beijing before disappearing, and Malaysian rescue teams have expanded their search to the country's western coast, Malaysian military officials said on Sunday. (REUTERS)


A relative (L) of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is escorted by a caregiver from Malaysia Airlines as they walk in a corridor at a hotel in Beijing, March 9, 2014. The flight, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday. (REUTERS)

Day 3

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane arrive at the Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau, a police department in charge of issuing passports in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP)


Chinese relatives of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane are leaving a hotel for relatives or friends of passengers aboard the missing airplane to apply for passport in Beijing, China Sunday, March 9, 2014. Planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for a Malaysian jetliner missing with 239 people on board for more than 24 hours, while Malaysian aviation authorities investigated how two passengers were apparently able to get on the aircraft using stolen passports. (AP)


Family members of passengers aboard a missing plane cry at a hotel in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications. (AP)


A Malaysian Muslim woman offers a special prayer for passengers aboard a missing plane, at a mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications. (AP)


A Malaysian Muslim woman cries as she offers a special prayer for passengers aboard a missing plane, at a mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications. (AP)


Chinese relatives of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane wait outside a hotel in Beijing Sunday, March 9, 2014. More than a day and a half has passed since the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jet disappeared from radar contact in the first hour of a six-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to China’s capital. From France to Australia and China, families and friends are enduring an agonizing wait for news about flight MH370. (AP)

 

Day 2

Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 walk to their car outside a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. (REUTERS)
 

Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight walk to their hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities.   (REUTERS)

 

A relative of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries as she walks past journalists at a hotel in Beijing March 9, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER aircraft carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. (REUTERS)


Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cry at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said on Sunday it now feared the worst for its missing plane carrying 239 people, more than a day after it went missing, and was working with a U.S. company that specializes in disaster recovery. (REUTERS)

 

A relative (front) of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries as she walks past journalists at a hotel in Beijing March 9, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER aircraft carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. (REUTERS)

 

Family members look at a wedding album of Norliakmar Hamid (R, in veil) and Razahan Zamani, passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane in Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. Malaysia and Vietnam on March 8 led a search for a Malaysia Airlines jet that has gone missing over Southeast Asia, as fears mounted over the fate of the 239 people aboard.  (AFP)

 

Day 1

Sarah Nor, 55, the mother of 34-year-old Norliakmar Hamid, a passenger on a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane, talks on a mobile phone at her house in Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. Malaysia and Vietnam on March 8 led a search for a Malaysia Airlines jet that has gone missing over Southeast Asia, as fears mounted over the fate of the 239 people aboard.  (AFP)

 

Medical staff arrive at a hotel meeting room where relatives are being held after news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane in Beijing on March 8, 2014.  Malaysia and Vietnam on March 8 led a search for a Malaysia Airlines jet that has gone missing over Southeast Asia, as fears mounted over the fate of the 239 people aboard.   (AFP)

 

A man (C) thought to be a relative of a passenger of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight walks through a group of reporrters at a hotel in Beijing on March 8, 2014.  Rescuers from several nations mounted an air and sea search on March 8 for a Malaysia Airlines jet that has gone missing over Southeast Asia, with grave fears for the 239 people on board. (AFP)

 

Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 walk into the waiting area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 8, 2014. The flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, presumed crashed, as ships from countries closest to its flight path scoured a large search area for any wreckage. Vietnamese state media, quoting a senior naval official, had reported that the Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had crashed off south Vietnam, but Malaysia's transport minister later denied any crash scene had been identified.  (Reuters)

 

A woman breaks down while leaving the reception centre for families and friends after an airliner went missing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, 2014. Malaysia and Vietnam on March 8 led a search for a Malaysia Airlines jet that has gone missing over Southeast Asia, as fears mounted over the fate of the 239 people aboard.  (AFP)

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