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Netherlands 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.

One person from the Netherlands was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Netherlands, Holland and the Dutch

The Netherlands is officially known as the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but mostly referred to by the short name Netherlands, or Holland, and the people of, or from, the Netherlands are called Dutch.

To be more precise though, the Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of 12 provinces; the two provinces of North Holland and South Holland together are Holland; so Netherlands means the whole country. The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch.