Malaysia Airlines has been ordered by a court to provide all relevant documents linked to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to the next of kin of the passengers. The documents will be given to 76 next of kin of passengers who initiated the civil proceedings to get details about what happened to the jet.

On Thursday, a judge said that the plaintiffs were entitled to get general discovery of documents that would help them in their case against the Malaysian government and others. Some of the family members of those on board Flight MH370 filed a lawsuit over the plane's disappearance, seeking damages from the airline and the government.

The documents that are being sought from the airline are related to the background and sequence of events of the incident and its search operations, which were relevant and critical evidence for the trial linked to the case against the airlines.

Flight MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board while on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. In January last year, Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation declared the MH370 incident to be an accident and all passengers and crew on board the flight were presumed dead.