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USA and Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

On Saturday, 8 March 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 00:42 am (MYT) and was expected to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am (MYT). The Boeing 777-200ER was carrying 12 crew and 227 passengers. Communication with the aircraft was lost when it was in the vicinity of waypoint IGARI over the South China Sea. Instead of proceeding toward Vietnam en-route to China 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.

The United States contributed to all stages of the search for MH370 and the investigation.

When the Malaysian Government instituted an independent international Investigation Team known as The Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370, the United States appointed an Accredited Representative from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).