Canada 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.
Two Canadians were passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Canada and the Search for MH370
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) supported the surface search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean with flights from Western Australia.
View the article Flight MH370: Canadian pilot helps in search for lost Malaysian Airlines jetliner, The Canadian Press, 27 March 2014.
- "Canadian (RCAF) air force officers’ participation in the search for MH370 off the west Australian coast highlights the value of training and exchanges, as crucial building blocks for effective regional disaster response and preparedness." Source: https://aseanregionalforum.asean.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ARF-Annual-Security-Outlook-2014.pdf page 20.