The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER bearing registration 9M-MRO had a history free of major incidents prior to its disappearance on 8 March. However the aircraft was reportedly involved in a minor ground collision two years ago which resulted in significant damage to a wingtip.
According to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets database, 9M-
According to Ascend, the 777's minor variant is 777-2H6ER. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 892 engines, and its maximum take-off weight is 632,500lbs.
It is configured with 35 business and 247 economy class seats.
Story amended to include information about 2012 ground collision
Source: Cirium Dashboard