Search for MH370 wreckage resumes

This week Malaysian authorities confirmed MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean with no survivors.

FILE: This week Malaysian authorities confirmed it went down in the ocean with no hopes of survivors. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The search operation for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has resumed as weather conditions improve off the Australian coast.

Gale force winds, heavy rain, huge waves and low-hanging cloud had forced the international operation to be abandoned for 24 hours.

But this morning crews were able to set off from Western Australia for the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.

The plane disappeared 18 days ago with 239 people on board as it was en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

This week Malaysian authorities confirmed it went down in the ocean with no hopes of survivors.

Steven Chealander is a former pilot for American Airlines and explains what could have happened to the Boeing 777.

"It sounds like there was an incapacitation in the aircraft and that possibly they flew it out on autopilot till it ran out of fuel and down it came."

RELATIVES OF PASSENGERS CLASH WITH POLICE

Dozens of distraught relatives of the passengers clashed with police in Beijing on Tuesday, accusing Malaysia of "delays and deception" a day after it confirmed the plane crashed in remote seas off Australia.

About 20 to 30 protesters threw water bottles at the Malaysian embassy and tried to storm the building, demanding to meet the ambassador, witnesses said.

Earlier, the relatives, many with tear-stained faces, had linked arms and chanted "Malaysian government has cheated us" and "Malaysia, return our relatives" as they marched peacefully and held banners.