Tag Archives: MH370

  • Air search for missing Malaysian plane called off, but why?

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The aerial search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was called off Monday, and the underwater hunt will be expanded to include a vast swath of ocean floor that may take at least eight months to thoroughly search, Australian officials said.

    Not a single piece of confirmed debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been recovered by a massive multinational hunt that began after it disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board.

    "It is highly unlikely at this stage that we will find any aircraft debris on the ocean surface. By this stage, 52 days ... Continue Reading →

  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt, could this give some answers?

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing photos of the object, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Augusta in Western Australia state. But Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the ... Continue Reading →

  • Could These 2 New Pings Really Be From the Black Box Beacons?

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian ship detected two distinct, long-lasting sounds underwater that are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes in a major break in the monthlong hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the search coordinator said Monday.

    Navy specialists were urgently trying to pick up the signal again so they can triangulate its position and go to the next step of sending an unmanned miniature submarine into the depths to try to identify plane wreckage.

    Confirmation that the signals picked up by the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield belong ... Continue Reading →

  • Missing Malaysian Flight 370 Concluded, See What Happened and What Questions Still Are Unanswered

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, the nation's prime minister said Monday night, citing a new analysis of satellite data. The statement was the first major step toward resolving a 2-week-old mystery that has consumed the world.

    But with the location of Flight 370 itself still unknown — most likely somewhere at the bottom of the sea — profound questions remain about what brought down the aircraft and why.

    Dressed in a black suit, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the news in a brief state... Continue Reading →

  • Australia checking 2 objects in search for Malaysian plane

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said.

    The four planes were checking to see if two large objects spotted in satellite imagery bobbing in the remote ocean were debris from Flight 370 that disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board.

    One of the objects was 24 meters (almost 80 feet) in length and the other was 5 meters (15 feet). There cou... Continue Reading →

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