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Mar 21, 2014

Science could “rewind” waves to find Malaysia jet black boxes

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Reuters) – If two blurred objects
photographed from space are confirmed as debris from Flight
MH370, scientists will still face a daunting task to find and
recover the sensitive recorders containing clues to the
Malaysian jet’s disappearance.

With so little known about why the Beijing-bound Malaysia
Airlines flight changed course and disappeared after
leaving Kuala Lumpur on March 8, finding the “black boxes” is
seen as the only real hope of understanding what happened to the
plane and the 239 people on board.

Mar 21, 2014

Australia resumes ocean search for missing Malaysia jet

PERTH, Western Australia/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A n international search force resumed the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean on Friday as authorities pored over satellite data to try and confirm a potential debris field.

The Australian-led mission said it was sending five aircraft back to a storm-lashed area some 2,500 km (1,500 miles) southwest of Perth. The search began on Thursday after analysis of satellite images identified two large objects floating in the ocean there that may have come from the Boeing 777 which went missing 13 days ago with 239 people aboard.

Mar 21, 2014

Currents, winds could obstruct search for Malaysia jet’s black boxes

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Reuters) – If two blurred objects
photographed from space are confirmed as debris from Flight
MH370, scientists will still face a daunting task to find and
recover the sensitive recorders containing clues to the
Malaysian jet’s disappearance.

With so little known about why the Beijing-bound Malaysia
Airlines flight changed course and disappeared after
leaving Kuala Lumpur on March 8, finding the ‘black boxes’ is
seen as the only real hope of understanding what happened to the
plane and the 239 people on board.

Mar 20, 2014

Australia says satellites spot objects possibly from Malaysian plane

SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 (Reuters) – Australia has sent
aircraft to investigate two objects spotted by satellite
floating in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from
a Malaysian jetliner missing with 239 people on board, Prime
Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday.

No confirmed wreckage from Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH370 has been found since it vanished from air traffic
control screens off Malaysia’s east coast early on March 8, less
than an hour after taking off.

Mar 20, 2014

U.S. examines pilot simulator data as Malaysia plane search falters

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities to analyze data from a flight simulator belonging to the captain of a missing Malaysian airliner, a U.S. official said on Wednesday as investigators grasped for clues 12 days after the plane vanished.

Malaysia’s police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar, said an examination of the simulator, taken from the home of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, showed its data log had been cleared on February 3, more than a month before the airliner, carrying 239 people, disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Mar 19, 2014

Family anger erupts as Malaysia jet search appears deadlocked

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Chinese relatives’ anger over sparse information on the fate of their loved ones on board a missing Malaysian airliner sparked chaotic scenes on Wednesday at the headquarters of an increasingly deadlocked search operation.

Malaysia’s transport minister ordered an inquiry after security guards carried out the distraught mother of a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from a briefing room where she had protested about a lack of transparency, 12 days after the plane vanished.

Mar 19, 2014

China in talks with Airbus on possible $20 bln aircraft deal -sources

March 19 (Reuters) – China is in talks to buy at least 150
Airbus passenger jets potentially worth $20 billion when Xi
Jinping pays his first visit to Europe as president at the end
of this month, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

In a broad-ranging deal that could help reset trade
relations between China and Europe after a bumpy year, China is
expected to buy more A330 passenger jets as talks advance to
open Airbus’s second major factory in the country.

Mar 19, 2014

Investigations into missing Malaysian jet appear deadlocked

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Investigations into the mystery of a missing Malaysian jet appeared to be at a deadlock on Wednesday, with no conclusive evidence of foul play and doubts whether nations would share military tracking data that could show where the plane may have headed.

Eleven days have passed since Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL: Quote, Profile, Research) Flight MH370 went missing, and 26 nations are struggling to search for the airliner over an area more than two-thirds the size of the continental United States.

Mar 19, 2014

Investigations into missing Malaysia jet appear stalled

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Investigations into the mystery of the missing Malaysian jet appeared to be at a deadlock on Wednesday, with an exhaustive background search of the passengers and crew showing nothing untoward and no sign that the plane could be quickly found.

Eleven days have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, and 26 nations are struggling to search for the airliner over an area roughly the size of Australia, or more than two-thirds the size of the United States.

Mar 17, 2014

Planning could hold key to disappearance of Flight MH370

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Whether by accident or design, whoever reached across the dimly lit cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines jet and clicked off a transponder to make Flight MH370 vanish from controllers’ radars flew into a navigational and technical black hole.

By choosing one place and time to vanish into radar darkness with 238 others on board, the person – presumed to be a pilot or a passenger with advanced knowledge – may have acted only after meticulous planning, according to aviation experts.