It has been one year since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 (MH 370) vanished. The passage of time has brought no relief to the families of the 239 people who were lost in this inexplicable tragedy. There are, as yet, no answers or explanations for what happened that night.

MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, took off just after midnight on March 8, 2014 and had transitioned from the Kuala Lumpur air traffic controllers to those in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, when it vanished. While the flight should have continued in a northerly direction toward the Chinese capital, the plane was revealed some days later to have turned west, crossing the Malay Peninsula and continuing out of radar range until it disappeared.

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