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  • Fact file: Search for missing Malaysia flight shifts to area near Australia

    March 20, 2014 5:48 PM 5

    One is 24 metres (almost 80 feet) in length and the other is 5 metres (15 feet). Both have an indistinct, whitish appearance and are floating or just underneath the water surface. The objects could be unrelated to the plane, possibly debris from ships, though the larger object is longer than a container. These are the first objects identified as possible

  • Flights from hell were better than the one without an end

    March 20, 2014 5:45 PM 11

    The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines 777 confronts the world with a crisis that’s never going to end. The loss of 239 people is tragic enough, but the implications for air travel are still more frightening. The point, which nobody had believed was possible, is that a plane can vanish in defiance of all fail-safe systems, all the most elaborate gear, both within

  • Poor weather hinders debris search

    March 20, 2014 5:35 PM 9

    The first day of an air search to find debris that may be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has ended, with the captain of one of the search planes describing weather conditions as "extremely bad". Low cloud and rain hindered efforts to find objects seen on commercial satellite images in a remote area of ocean about 2500 kilometres south-west

  • Poor weather hinders search for possible debris

    March 20, 2014 5:03 PM 9

    The first day of an air search to find debris that may be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has ended, with the captain of one of the search planes describing weather conditions as "extremely bad". Low cloud and rain hindered efforts to find objects seen on commercial satellite images in a remote area of ocean about 2500 kilometres south-west

  • Malaysia Flight 370: time running out for black box

    March 20, 2014 5:03 PM 12

    Searchers begin what may be final phase in hunt for Malaysian Flight 370, in area Canadian pilot Chris Goodfellow said it would be Time is of the essence as searchers enter what appears to be the final phase in the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Canadian pilot Chris Goodfellow says. In about two weeks, the “black box” cockpit voice recorder

  • US, RAAF aircraft fail to locate objects spotted by satellites

    March 20, 2014 4:18 PM 15

    Its P-8A Poseidon aircraft had completed its flight over the target area and found nothing. Other aircraft are also heading in, a tweet from NBC News said. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Amsa) has also tweeted that the Australian Air Force's P-3C Orion crew had been unable to locate debris. The tweet noted that clouds and rain had limited

  • Malaysia Airlines plane still a mystery in a high-tech world

    March 20, 2014 3:42 PM 27

    San Francisco: A few months ago, my wife called me in a panic. She was on her way to John F. Kennedy Airport after a business trip to New York and couldn't find her iPhone. Although she was convinced the pricey device was under a table at the restaurant where she'd eaten lunch, I told her otherwise in about four clicks of a mouse from a desk in San Francisco

  • Human involvement, not technical error, if objects belong to MH370, says expert

    March 20, 2014 3:09 PM 14

    MailOnline reported that Neil Fergus, the director of Intelligence for Sydney's 2000 Olympics, told Australia's Channel 9 that a technical malfunction on the wide-body aircraft simply meant that the plane could not have flown all the way to where the debris was spotted. This would mean that only human involvement, either by passengers or crew, could

  • Remote Ocean Area Tests Limits of Patrol Aircraft

    March 20, 2014 2:04 PM 11

    The remoteness of the search area off the west coast of Australia is testing the limits of the maritime patrol aircraft tasked with finding signs of Flight 370 – including the newest plane in the American fleet. A group of Australian, New Zealand and U.S. aircraft has been assembled in the western Australian city of Perth in order to search an area of ocean

  • Malaysia prepares for deep-sea search for flight recorders

    March 20, 2014 1:17 PM 28

    “The next step is to actually find the black box,” Malaysia's Transport Minister Hishammuddin said, if two objects spotted by Australia in the southern Indian Ocean are confirmed to be from flight MH370. Malaysia is preparing for the need to conduct deep-sea searches to recover the flight data and voice recorders of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet if it is confirmed