On 8 March 2014 , Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared whilst on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Following reports that the Boeing 777 flew for several hours after last contact, the search was extended to include both land and water from Kazakhstan to the Southern Indian Ocean. The relatives of the missing 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board waited in anguish for 16 days. On 24 March Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivered the tragic news that the flight had ended in the Southern Indian Ocean. 

A man stands beside the arrival board showing the flight MH370 (top-red) at the Beijing Airport after news of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane disapeared on March 8, 2014.  (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

This picture taken on March 9, 2014 shows a relative (C) of a passenger who was travelling on board the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 reacting as she is escorted in a hotel in Beijing. China's state-run media on March 10 lashed out at Malaysia and its national carrier over their handling of the missing passenger jet, calling for a swifter response effort and tightened airport security.  (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Crew members look out the windows from a Malaysian Air Force CN235 aircraft during a search and rescue (SAR) operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane over the Strait of Malacca on March 14, 2014. Malaysia confirmed on March 14 that the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been expanded into the Indian Ocean, but declined to comment on US reports that the jet had flown for hours after going missing.  (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 13: Sgt. Zulhelmi Hassan of the Malaysian Air Forces communicates with the pilot during a search and rescue mission flight on March 13, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A Chinese agency released a satellite image taken on March 9 of large floating debris in the waters between Kuala Lumpur and South Vietnam, reported to be a 'suspected crash area.' Officials expanded the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 yesterday, beyond the intended flight path to include the west of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca as new information surfaces about the time Subang air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images) 

BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 15: A Chinese relative of the passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 sleeps after a briefing meeting for families at Lido Hotel on March 15, 2014 in Beijing, China. The search for missing Malaysian airline MH370 expands to the Indian Ocean March 15, 2014 in Beijing, China. All passengers and crew are currently under investigation for possible sabotage although no evidence of such activity has been found. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)  

A crew member looks out the windows from a Malaysian Air Force CN235 aircraft during a search and rescue (SAR) operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane over the Strait of Malacca on March 14, 2014.  (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

KUANTAN, MALAYSIA - MARCH 15: A Malaysian Navy personel gestures towards the ship's captain as they approach a vessel belonging to the Chinese Coast Guard during an exchange of communication in the South China Sea on March 15, 2014 in Kuantan, Malaysia. During a press conference today the Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak said that investigators had discovered evidence from satellite and radar systems indicating that the communication systems of the aircraft had been intentionally disabled. The search for the plane in the South China Sea has now been abandoned with the focus switching to two flight corridors, the first stretching from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand and a second stretching from Indonesia to the South Indian Ocean. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

Children write messages expressing prayers and well-wishes for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 17, 2014. An investigation into the pilots of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 intensified on March 17 after officials confirmed that the last words spoken from the cockpit came after a key signalling system was manually disabled.  (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 17: Multi-lingual well wish cards dedicated to the flight MH370 is seen at a mall, March 17, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

This picture taken on March 10, 2014 shows students at Hailiang International School lighting candles to pray for the passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Zhuji, in China's Zhejiang province.  CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives to deliver a statement on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur on March 24, 2014. The missing Malaysia Airlines jet came down in the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak said March 24, as the airline reportedly told relatives it had been lost and that none on board survived. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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