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  • Hijacking not confirmed says Malaysian PM

    March 15, 2014 6:43 AM 29

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, addressing a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, says the plane may not have been hijacked. He said the Malaysian authorities and military have widened their search based on new satellite communication from the plane. Two search corridors have been included - the northern one stretching upto Kazakhstan and a southern

  • Search For Missing Malaysian Airliner Expands To Indian Ocean

    March 15, 2014 6:41 AM 33

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 14: Minister of Transport Hishamuddin Hussein (C), Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Azharuddin Abdul Rahman (L) and MAS Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya R) react to a question from the floor during a press conference as the search for missing Malaysian airline MH370 expands to the Indian Ocean March

  • Phu Quoc yet to attract scheduled int’t flights

    March 15, 2014 6:08 AM 32

    VietNamNet Bridge – The authorities of Phu Quoc International Airport and the resort island of Phu Quoc have been unable to persuade airlines to operate scheduled international flights to this tourist destination although the modern airport has been in service for more than one year. Foreign travelers leave the terminal of Phu Quoc International Airport

  • 'Act of Piracy' Strong Possibility After 'Conclusive' Hijack

    March 15, 2014 6:08 AM 24

    A US official has revealed that investigators are looking into the possibility that the "conclusive" hijacking of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have been "an act of piracy" as conflicting reports emerge. Pilot suicide is another motive that investigators are studying as the route of the aircraft, a sharp turn westwards towards the Indian

  • Missing MH370: Boeing and Rolls Royce pitching in

    March 15, 2014 5:16 AM 20

    Missing MH370: Boeing and Rolls Royce pitching in SEPANG - Malaysian authorities are satisfied with the cooperation ex­­tended by Boeing and Rolls Royce in the investigation of the missing MH370 plane. Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said both companies had provided all information related to the aircraft. As such, he said, there

  • MH370: Missing jet may cool Malaysian tourism, MAS bookings

    March 15, 2014 4:46 AM 24

    SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR — Loss-making Malaysian Airline System (MAS) risks losing out on lucrative corporate business from t ravellers outside the country in the wake of the disappearance of a China-bound flight carrying 239 people, travel agents warned. The plane’s still-unexplained disappearance — six days after it took off from Kuala Lumpur — has sparked

  • It WAS hijacked: Malaysian official says it's CONCLUSIVE jet carrying 239 was hijacked at 35,000 ft by individual or group 'with significant flying experience'

    March 15, 2014 4:31 AM 139

    Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday. No motive has been established and no demands have been made known, and it is not yet clear

  • Malaysia Airline Search Intensifies in Two Widely Separated Areas

    March 15, 2014 12:29 AM 37

    The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner is focusing on two widely separated quadrants, one in the Malacca Straits off the west coast of Malaysia and the other hundreds of miles away in the northern Bay of Bengal, a U.S. official said today. The focus on those areas is based on sharing of data by Malaysia and the U.S. that has led to determinations

  • Inside knowledge needed to disable plane system, says Wall Street Journal

    March 15, 2014 12:25 AM 26

    Detailed knowledge of the Boeing 777's inner workings would have been required to manually disable the multiple communications systems of MH370, the Wall Street Journal reports. – Reuters pic, March 15, 2014. For the multiple communication systems of MH370 to be manually disabled, if that were the case, it would have required detailed knowledge of the long range

  • Malaysia: Tourism not affected by missing MAS flight

    March 14, 2014 11:06 PM 33

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 had not affected the tourism industry, said the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta). Its president, Hamzah Rahmat, who said that flying was still the safest mode of transportation, said that the response to the Matta Fair was proof that people were still looking