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Zaharie Shah, left, and Fariq Hamid

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Five-a-side football and DIY videos reveal ordinary lives of flight crew Zaharie Shah and Fariq Hamid

The family life and psychological state of Captain Zaharie Ahmed Shah and co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid have become part of the investigation into flight MH370.

Indonesian search and rescue workers survey high seas as part of the search mission
An air traffic controller supervising planes at Frankfurt airport

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Q&A: How could something just disappear?

Ian Johnston explains some of the technology involved in modern aviation, and why it may be far from infallible

Zaharie Shah, left, and Fariq Hamid

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Police search homes of pilots Zaharie Shah and Fariq Hamid

Despite their largely unblemished records, both Captain Zaharie Shah, 53, and co-pilot Fariq Hamid, 27, of Flight MH370 are the focus of a criminal investigation. It emerged that the plane’s communication systems had been deliberately disabled before it left its flight path to Beijing.

Japanese and Malaysian pilots search for the missing plane

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Hijackers, pirates or suicide – the theories surrounding the mystery

The fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is one clue closer to being solved. But the mystery of what happened remains unresolved. With mechanical failures now seeming unlikely and "deliberate action" blamed, who was responsible? Why? And, most importantly, where is the plane and those on board?

'Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 plane found in Bermuda Triangle!' hackers profiting from viral Facebook links

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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Q&A by Simon Calder: How far could it have travelled? Who was responsible and what would their plans be? And how can a plane just vanish?

One week on Simon Calder runs through what we do – and what we do not – know about the disappearance of the Boeing 777

Razak said: 'Despite media reports the plane was hijacked, I wish to be very clear, we are still investigating all possibilities as to what caused MH370 to deviate'

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Any terrorist seizure of the plane ‘would have required one hell of a piece of planning’

What does the revelation that the aircraft flew on for seven hours after contact was lost tell us?

The search area has expanded massively to include the territory of a dozen countries

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Jet ‘hijacking’ began soon after take-off

Flight MH370 was deliberately diverted as part of an audacious plan – and the jet was still flying seven-and-a-half-hours after take-off.

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: New radar evidence suggests missing plane may have been hijacked

‘Pings’ were received for as much as five hours after the plane vanished

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Satellite ‘pings sent five hours after contact was lost' the only clue in hunt for £160m plane

Theories to explain the disappearance of a routine flight have multiplied

A military officer looks out from a Vietnam Air Force aircraft during a mission to find missing flight MH370

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Military radar shows jet could have been 'hijacked' and then flown towards Andaman Islands

Official sources claim military radar data suggests missing flight could have been deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course

A military officer looks out from a Vietnam Air Force aircraft during a mission to find missing flight MH370

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: US pushes search towards vast expanse of the Indian Ocean

Officials insist aircraft kept 'pinging' for several hours after last-known location

How I joined the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370... on my computer

It’s only once you’ve spent an hour staring at seemingly identical squares of blue that you realise just how big the world’s oceans are. It also helps you to sympathise with the search-and-rescue teams currently looking for the mysteriously absent Boeing 777 jetliner and its 239 passengers and crew.

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