On March 24 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that, based on analysis of the final signals, Inmarsat and the U.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) had concluded that the flight crashed in a remote part of the Indian Ocean 2,500 km (1,500 miles) southwest of Australia.
Did they ever find the missing Malaysia flight?
The plane, a Boeing 777-200ER, carrying 227 passengers and a crew of 12, was flying from Kuala Lumpur to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport. Despite air and sea searches of vast stretches of the Indian Ocean, the aircraft and its passengers has never been found.
Did Amelia Earhart actually fly the plane?
In 1932, piloting a Lockheed Vega 5B, Earhart made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat.
|Known for||Many early aviation records, including first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean|
|Spouse(s)||George P. Putnam ( m. 1931)|
What is the deadliest plane crash in history?
On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747 passenger jets, operating KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, collided on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport (now Tenerife North Airport) on the Spanish island of Tenerife. Resulting in 583 fatalities, the Tenerife airport disaster is the deadliest in aviation history.