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Learn from these three tragedies to avoid another one

Published Wed, Oct 29, 2014 · 09:50 PM

SOUTH-EAST Asia was hit with two tragic aviation incidents in 2014, both involving Malaysia's state carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS). Flight MH370 went missing on March 8, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, after it was asked to contact the Ho Chi Minh Air Traffic Control Centre. MAS subsequently confirmed that MH370 lost contact with Subang ATC at 2.40am.

A complex search operation involving more than 26 countries in an extensive land and sea search ensued over several weeks, to no avail. On March 24, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that, "according to new data, Flight MH370 ended in…

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