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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Families Try To Raise $5 Million Reward

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Relatives of some of the passengers who went missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have launched a campaign to raise a $5 million reward in the hopes of enticing someone to come forward with information about the jet’s disappearance three months ago. The monthlong fundraising drive was […]

June 9, 2014

Two Ships Scour 150-Mile Path For ‘Black Box’ Signal From Missing Malaysian Plane

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Investigators began searching underwater Friday for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with two ships homing in on a 150-mile path in the Indian Ocean where analysts believe the jet probably went down. A pinger locator lent by the U.S. Navy was being towed by the Australian ship Ocean […]

April 4, 2014

Australia Says Plane Search Efforts Are Only Increasing

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Crews continued searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean west of Australia on Tuesday as authorities emphasized ramped-up efforts to determine what happened to the airliner that went missing March 8. Officials said an Australian military ship towing a pinger locator — which can scan […]

April 1, 2014

Clues Emerge On Malaysia Jet, But Weather Halts Search

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — More tantalizing clues emerged Thursday about the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as fresh satellites photos showed a debris field in the South Indian Ocean off Australia, but the retrieval was frustrated by poor weather. Thailand announced that it had spotted 300 floating objects on an earth […]

March 28, 2014

Bad Weather Interrupts Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Planes searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were grounded Thursday because of stormy conditions off the coast of Australia in another frustrating delay in the protracted search. A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft scheduled to join the search in the afternoon was grounded, and Australian and Chinese […]

March 27, 2014

MH370 Relatives Rage As Malaysia Probes ‘Deleted’ Data

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Angry Chinese relatives tried to gatecrash Malaysia’s tightly controlled daily media briefing on the missing plane Wednesday in chaotic scenes underlining the frustrations surrounding the 12-day search. Shouting and crying, a handful of relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 unfurled a protest banner, reading: “Give us back our families.” […]

March 19, 2014

Search For Malaysia Airlines Jet Expands Across Asia

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded to cover an impossibly vast swath of Asia extending from Kazakhstan to Australia, with Malaysia appealing for as many airplanes and ships as the world can provide. The countries where the Boeing 777 and the 239 people […]

March 17, 2014

Malaysia Under Fire Over ‘Chaotic’ Search For Jet

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia denied that the hunt for a missing jet was in disarray after the search veered far from the plane’s planned route and China said that conflicting information about its course was “pretty chaotic.” Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Wednesday that Malaysia would “never give up hope” of finding the plane’s […]

March 12, 2014

Men On Missing Plane Using Stolen Passports Had No Terror Ties, Police Say

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — The passengers traveling on stolen passports on the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight 370 were Iranians who authorities believe were trying to migrate to Europe. Malaysian Police Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar on Tuesday told reporters that one of the men was Pouria Nour Mohammed Mehrdad, a 19-year-old, […]

March 11, 2014