Vietnamese searchers looking for a missing Malaysian Boeing 777-200 said they found a suspected window fragment from an aircraft as efforts to learn the plane’s fate extended to the scrutiny of close-circuit television images of two passengers using stolen passports.
The use of stolen passports by two passengers to board a Malaysian airliner that vanished over the South China Sea raises concerns that terrorists may have caused the plane’s apparent crash, say former U.S. security officials who specialize in transportation safety.
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.
Malaysian Airline System Bhd. 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.
Oil slicks signaled that a missing Malaysian Airline System Bhd. 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.
Two passengers on the Malaysian Airline System Bhd. jet that disappeared with 239 people on board used stolen Austrian and Italian passports to board the aircraft, the European countries’ foreign ministries said.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who hasn’t shied away from angering the more traditional wing of his Republican Party, drew another rebuke from a political veteran: Bob Dole, a former Senate leader and presidential contender.
Proponents and critics of Keystone XL are unleashing a final flurry of pleas to persuade the government on the pipeline, which has become a flash point in a debate over energy development versus climate protection.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Japan’s largest financial firm by market value, plans to boost its mergers and acquisitions business in Singapore by moving bankers into the unit that makes corporate loans.