More Malaysia Airlines Disaster Articles

  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search...

  • Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight path. Now an analysis of those failed...

  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that owns 69 percent of Malaysia Airlines, said in...

  • Dutch to commemorate Flight 17 victims on Nov. 10

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says a national commemoration event will be held on Nov. 10 for those who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine. Rutte made the announcement Tuesday after a closed meeting with hundreds of next of kin of victims of the...

  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The...

  • Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. It was the first repatriation of victims from the flight to the...

  • Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country's defense minister said Tuesday. All 298 people on...

  • As Russia advances, America's response remains unclear

    "Sanctions are a dead end," Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said last week after the White House announced its latest efforts to increase pressure on Moscow.

  • Dutch push Ukraine plane disaster inquiries

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch officials said Monday they will push ahead with both an investigation into the cause of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster and a criminal investigation into the persons responsible, despite not being able to access the site where the plane went down in eastern Ukraine....

  • Malaysia Airlines revamp: New start or false hope?

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hemorrhaging cash after almost unfathomable double disasters that killed 537 people, Malaysia Airlines will be brought back under the wing of the Malaysian government as a prelude to a comprehensive overhaul of the airline. It will be the latest in a string of restructurings of...

  • Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Twenty-three victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been identified so far, the Dutch-led forensic team working on their remains said Friday. Those identified include 18 Dutch, two Malaysians, a Canadian, a German and a Briton, Justice Ministry spokesman Jean Fransman...

  • Malaysia plans overhaul of national airline

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's state investment company said Friday it plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully government owned, removing it from the country's stock exchange before carrying out an overhaul of the carrier that is reeling from double disasters. Khazanah Nasional, which...

  • Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands' prime minister has halted the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue. At a news conference in The Hague Wednesday, Mark Rutte praised the effort of the international recovery...

  • Dutch contractor selected for Malaysian jet search

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Dutch contractor will conduct the underwater search for the Malaysian airliner that crashed off the Australian coast in March, Australia announced Wednesday. Fugro Survey Pty. Ltd. will use two vessels towing underwater vehicles equipped with side-scan sonar,...

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers condemn handling of Malaysia Airlines crash site

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday condemned the handling of the Malaysia Airlines crash site and the ongoing violence in the Eastern Ukraine region surrounding it.



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