Missing Malaysian plane

Missing flight MH370 ‘fell to 12,000ft after cabin emergency': New clues as officials suggest plane veered left because of unexpected crisis

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 dropped in altitude after ‘intentional left turn’
Boeing 777-200 went missing on March 8 with 239 people on board
Aviation analyst Mary Schiavo deems new information ‘highly significant’
Air and sea searches since last Thursday in remote area of Indian Ocean

Search expanded after France reveals satellite images of ‘possible debris’
Fears search could be hampered as rain and tropical cyclone forecast
Australian Deputy PM claims search team is ‘clutching’ at information

The missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 dropped to as low as 12,000ft in what could have been a cabin emergency before it disappeared from the radar, it has emerged.

As the exhaustive search continues in the Indian Ocean for the missing Boeing 777-200, an official revealed the doomed passenger jet made a sharp turn over the South China Sea which ‘seemed to be intentional’.

The plane’s last confirmed position, picked up by Malaysian military radar, was at 2.15am Malaysia time (1815 GMT March 7) about 200 nautical miles north-west of Malaysia’s Penang island, roughly an hour after it diverted from its scheduled route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.