Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysian Airline Flight 370 vanished on March 8, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board. Investigators from over 25 countries are continuing to try to locate the jet. (Photograph: Charles Pertwee/Bloomberg)
Search crews hunting for the wreck of Malaysian Air Flight 370 may need to review the area of focus again because the absence of any surface debris suggests the correct location has still not been identified, said the German oceanographer who helped find the remains of Air France (AF) 447.
A submarine scouring the floor of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian jet had to abort its maiden voyage after descending too deep, providing investigators with less than half the data the equipment was meant to capture.
Investigators had no data to work with or survivors to interview after professional golfer Payne Stewart’s private jet slammed into a South Dakota field in 1999. The cockpit recorder yielded 30 minutes of no voices.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he’s confident crews hunting for the missing Malaysian jet have narrowed down the location of its black box to “within some kilometers,” raising optimism the wreckage will be found.
Ships combing the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian Air jet failed to detect new pings that might point the way to the aircraft’s flight recorders, as investigators reduced the search area by almost two-thirds.
Thai satellite images of more than 300 objects in the southern Indian Ocean produced another lead in the search for Malaysian Air Flight 370 as bad weather forced aircraft to suspend their operations today.
The missing Malaysian airliner may have flown steadily at cruising speed across the Indian Ocean after diverting from its flight route, according to an analysis of pings to a satellite system, the clearest idea yet on how investigators pinpointed a search zone.
Patrol planes are resuming the hunt for Malaysia’s missing jetliner in the Indian Ocean off Australia after an initial foray failed to find objects seen in satellite images that kindled hopes for a breakthrough.
Aircraft sent to check whether objects spotted by satellite in the southern Indian Ocean belong to the missing Malaysian passenger jet returned without making any sightings, as the search stretched into the 13th day.
Investigators stepping up scrutiny of the crew of the missing Malaysian Air passenger jet are piecing together a profile of the pilot, whose Facebook and YouTube postings show a man passionate about aviation, handy at repairs and supportive of the country’s political opposition.
A missing passenger jet “most likely” went down in the Indian Ocean, and authorities in Malaysia should stop resisting international help in finding out what happened on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, U.S. lawmakers said today.
As the search for a Boeing (BA) aircraft carrying 239 people risks becoming the longest hunt in modern civil aviation, Malaysia broadened its appeal for international help while the area being combed through grows larger every day.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said new information indicated a passenger jet missing for a week was intentionally diverted, prompting investigators to refocus on the crew and passengers while shifting the search area to include Kazakhstan and the southern Indian Ocean.
As the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner shifts to the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, the hunt for an Air France (AF) plane that vanished over the Atlantic in 2009 provides some sobering lessons.
Malaysia (MAS) is expanding the search for a missing passenger jet further east into the South China Sea and farther west into the Indian Ocean after a multination week-long search has turned up few clues about the fate of Flight 370.
India’s navy set up a search zone for the missing Malaysian airliner in the Andaman Sea, hundreds of miles off the course of Flight 370, as evidence mounted that the plane may have flown long after controllers lost contact.
Flying at 2,000 feet above sea level as dawn broke over the Andaman Sea, Malaysian Sergeant Mohd Zulhelmi Hasam opened the door of a Hercules C-130, pushed it out of the way and slid in another with windows.
Airline chiefs are as stunned as the public by the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner and the failure of efforts to locate the wide-body plane even after six days of searching, the head of industry group IATA said.
Malaysia, aspiring to become a developed nation in six years, is finding that more than 50 years under one coalition and tight control over information is a mismatch for handling a rapidly growing crisis followed across the world.
Vietnam failed to find debris in an area where Chinese satellite images showed three floating objects, while a report said a missing Malaysian airliner may have been airborne for several hours after it vanished.
With few clues about what happened to a missing Malaysian wide-body plane or even where it is, aviation investigators and security analysts are left with one conclusion: almost no theory can be considered off the table.
Malaysia authorities said hijacking and sabotage are part of the criminal probe in the disappearance of Flight 370, a mystery now in its fifth day, and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said terrorism can’t be excluded.
Malaysia pioneered using biometric passports to curtail immigration fraud. Sixteen years later, the ability of two identity thieves to board a Malaysian Airline plane that went missing exposed the technology as far from foolproof.
The search for Flight 370 is being conducted over all areas it may have gone down, Malaysian air force Chief Rodzali Daud said as he denied a report citing him as saying the plane was detected in the Strait of Malacca.
The discovery that two passengers boarded the missing Malaysian jet using stolen passports reveals flaws in the screening of air travelers that persist more than 12 years after security worldwide was strengthened in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Oil slicks signaled that a missing Malaysian Airline jet may have crashed in the Gulf of Thailand even as the mystery surrounding the plane deepened with the discovery that two passengers used stolen passports.
Malaysia widened the search area for a missing jetliner, dispatching ships to check debris in the South China Sea, as the hunt for clues spread to space with satellite surveillance in a mystery entering its fourth day.
Vietnamese searchers looking for a missing Malaysian Airline Boeing 777-200 said they found a suspected window or door fragment as efforts to learn the plane’s fate extended to scrutiny of security camera images of two passengers using stolen passports.
Teams trying to locate the Boeing 777 that vanished over the sea three days ago will scour data for radar signatures while seeking to detect pinging from black boxes as the search for visible wreckage proves elusive.
Malaysian Airline Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya was hired less than three years ago to steer the carrier into profitability. His mission has gotten harder as the national carrier hunts for a lost plane carrying 239 people.
Malaysia stepped up efforts to locate a jet that may have crashed in the Gulf of Thailand, focusing on oil slicks and two passengers who used stolen passports, with officials examining television footage.
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