France 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.
Four French citizens were passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
When the Malaysian Government instituted an independent international Investigation Team known as The Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370, France appointed an Accredited Representative from the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (BEA).
The French Government has also initiated a Judicial Inquiry into the loss of flight MH370. A flaperon recovered from La Réunion Island is being held in France as evidence.