Malaysian Airlines

MH370 'almost certainly mass murder-suicide' - former Australian PM

March 8 will mark six years since the disappearance of MH370, now largely considered one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history. Contact was lost with the aircraft over the South China Sea as it travelled from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport in 2014.

In a two-part Sky News documentary, MH370: The Untold Story, grave new details have emerged as Abbott reveals insider information for the first time. 

Malaysia Airlines' Christmas route surprises pilot leaving Auckland

Only eight minutes off the ground, the pilot of the direct flight to Kuala Lumpur on Friday questioned the direction the plane was headed - which was taking the flight further south than he had planned.

He contacted air traffic controllers at the Auckland Oceanic control centre soon just minutes after the 2.23am takeoff.