As it happened: Malaysia missing flight MH370 briefing

Key points

  • China begins searching its territory for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
  • The plane went missing on 8 March with 239 people on board
  • Malaysian officials are trying to narrow the search area, which now covers about 2.24m square nautical miles (7.68m sq km)
  • Search efforts are focusing on two vast air corridors north and south of the plane's last known location. Malaysia says the plane was intentionally diverted
  • Relatives of the missing Chinese passengers threaten to start a hunger strike as they demand more information
  • All times GMT

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Reporting:

  • Victoria Park 
  • Jasmine Coleman 
  • Nina Lamparski 
  • Suzanne Leigh 

Last updated 18 March 2014

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