MH370 'almost certainly mass murder-suicide' - former Australian PM

March 8 will mark six years since the disappearance of MH370, now largely considered one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history. Contact was lost with the aircraft over the South China Sea as it travelled from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport in 2014.

In a two-part Sky News documentary, MH370: The Untold Story, grave new details have emerged as Abbott reveals insider information for the first time. 

MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed

US-based Ocean Infinity had been using a deep-sea vessel to survey a vast area of the southern Indian Ocean.

But it found nothing and Malaysia's government says it has no plans to begin any new searches.

The plane disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Official search efforts ended last year and there are still fierce debates about what happened to the flight.

Grace Nathan, whose mother was on MH370, said she was opposed to ending the hunt.

Wife launches legal action in MH370 mystery

Danica Weeks waved goodbye with her two young children to her 38-year-old husband Paul Weeks on March 8, 2014, as he headed for a flight to take him to work at a Mongolian mine site.

The New Zealander would board Malaysia Airline flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur for the next leg of the flight to Beijing.

But that airline, along with its 239 passengers, disappeared into thin air and has never been found.

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane's likely location

MH370 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board in 2014.

Australia, Malaysia and China called off their hunt for the jet in January.

Analysing drift modelling of a real Boeing 777 wing part for the first time, scientists backed a December report about MH370's likely location.

That location is an area of approximately 25,000 sq km (9,700 sq miles) lying north of the earlier search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.


MH370 families petition to resume search

Authorities from Malaysia, Australia and China, which have jointly carried out the needle-in-a-haystack search, announced Wednesday that the operation had been suspended after searching more than 120,000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean's floor.


Flight MH370: Another search still possible, Australia says

Australia, Malaysia and China ended the Indian Ocean hunt on Tuesday, almost three years after the jet went missing.

Darren Chester on Wednesday said Australia did not rule out another search, but he stressed he did not want to provide false hope.

He also defended the suspension following criticism from relatives.

The plane carrying 239 people vanished on 8 March 2014 while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

More than 120,000 sq km (46,300 miles) of the Indian Ocean has been searched. Pieces of debris have been found as far away as Madagascar.


MH370: Underwater search for missing plane suspended

The three countries had been leading the search for MH370, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board.

"Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting edge technology, as well as modeling and advice from highly skilled professionals who are the best in their field, unfortunately, the search has not been able to locate the aircraft," the statement said.

"The decision to suspend the underwater search has not been taken lightly nor without sadness."


More debris from MH370 found?

Gibson said one piece he found might prove why the plane crashed.

"If the third piece, the monitor case, is confirmed to be from MH 370, it proves, tragically, that the main body of the cabin broke apart in a forceful impact ... (and) definitely not a controlled ditching," he said. "The barnacles on board will hopefully provide some clues as to the location of the crash site and route followed."

Gibson found the debris in June on the island of Nosy Boraha, off the east coast of Madagascar.

MH370's disappearance is one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries.


Report: MH370 out of control and spiraling fast before crash

A new report released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on Wednesday provided the clearest picture yet of the missing plane's final moments in March, 2014.

"Additional analysis (of) the final satellite communications to and from the aircraft is consistent with the aircraft being in a high and increasing rate of descent at that time," the report said.

Confirmed: Plane wreckage is MH370 debris

It is the third piece of debris to be definitively linked to MH370, Australia's transport minister Darren Chester said Friday.

"It does not, however, provide information that can be used to determine a specific location of the aircraft," Chester said.

The plane wing fragment was discovered in Mauritius on 10 May 2016, and was delivered to the ATSB for investigation.