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Malaysia Flight 370

New Search Zone Marked Off For Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Australian authorities said Thursday that a 23,000-square-mile area in the southern Indian Ocean had been designated as a new focus zone where searchers will look for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Analysts who helped define the area said in a report the crew was probably deprived of […]

June 26, 2014

Private Firms To Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Private companies specializing in deep ocean search will be hired to continue the quest to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia’s prime minister said Monday, and the cost could run more than $55 million and take six to eight months. The U.S. Navy’s robotic submarine Bluefin-21 has […]

April 28, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Has ‘Work To Do’ Fixing Image, Says CEO

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines, which was already haemorrhaging cash in the face of intense competition, has “got a lot of work to do” recovering from the disappearance of MH370, its CEO said Monday. The flag-carrier airline has reported hefty losses for three years running, and MH370 now raises the spectre of a potential […]

April 7, 2014

Malaysian Police Say Nothing Suspicious Among The 227 Passengers

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their probe of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the aircraft. Authorities are continuing to investigate the pilot, co-pilot and 10 […]

April 2, 2014

Search Goes On In Ocean’s Stirred ‘Teacup’ Of Garbage

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For the first time since the search focused on the southern […]

March 31, 2014

U.S. Navy Sends Underwater Drone To Help In Malaysia Plane Search

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Navy is sending an advanced underwater drone outfitted with sonar equipment to the southern Indian Ocean as part of search efforts to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The 16-foot, 1,650-pound unmanned submarine is currently aboard the Seahorse Standard, a Royal Australian Navy ship […]

March 26, 2014

Malaysia Jet: New Objects Sighted, Raising Hope Of Finding Wreckage

By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight intensified Monday as search crews reported more sightings of possible debris in the south Indian Ocean, including two objects that could be retrieved soon by an Australian vessel. Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, also announced an unscheduled […]

March 24, 2014

China Finds No Terror Link To 153 Nationals On Malaysia Plane

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Intelligence checks on 153 Chinese passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner produced no red flags, China said Tuesday, as Malaysia marshaled ships and planes from 26 countries to search an area the size of Australia. Eleven days after contact was lost with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and its 239 passengers and […]

March 18, 2014