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    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said on Wednesday that the MH370 flight was not preparing for a landing or a ditching before it allegedly went down in the southern part of the Indian Ocean in 2014.

    Students watch a three-dimensional graffiti as a way of sympathizing to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 at a school in Makati City, the Philippines
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Examination of outboard wing flap debris revealed that it was unlikely to be in an extended position when the jet crashed.

    “[That] means the aircraft wasn't configured for a landing or a ditching — you can draw your own conclusions as to whether that means someone was in control,” search director Peter Foley told journalists in Canberra, as quoted by the SBS broadcaster.

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared from radar screens on March 8, 2014, less than an hour after takeoff. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board the Boeing 777 aircraft.

    According to the Malaysian transport minister, the search for the missing aircraft will continue until the entire search area of 120,000 square kilometers (over 46,000 square miles) defined by experts has been covered. So far, several pieces of debris suspected to come from the aircraft have been found at different locations, including in Mozambique, South Africa and the French island of Reunion.


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