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Going Direct: Malaysia 370 Disappearance: Case Closed?

A Boeing 777 from Malaysia Airlines
A Boeing 777 from Malaysia Airlines. A Boeing 777 from Malaysia Airlines. y Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France – Boeing 777-200ER Malaysia AL (MAS) 9M-MRO – MSN 28420/404, CC BY-SA 2.0

After Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370—a Boeing 777 headed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China,—went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 souls on board, the evidence that emerged quickly made the disappearance the biggest mystery since Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared on the second to last leg of their attempted circumnavigation of the globe on July 2, 1937.

For the past five years, we’ve seen the story of Flight MH 370 maintain its hold on the public, despite a months-long search of the seafloor of the Indian Ocean. This is even after the recovery of a number of pieces of debris from the missing 777 on Indian Ocean coastlines far to the west of the presumed flight path after it departed from its original mission and after all went quiet.

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