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Malaysia Releases Preliminary Report On MH370

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia on Thursday made public a preliminary report on Flight MH370 and other data that marks its most extensive release of information on the missing airliner to date, nearly two months after its mysterious disappearance. The brief five-page report, which was submitted earlier to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), was […]

May 1, 2014

Private Firms To Search For 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 searched […]

April 28, 2014

Malaysia Airliner Search Points Up China’s Technology Gap

By Julie Makinen and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation’s first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put China among the elite ranks of such […]

April 17, 2014

More Signals Are Detected That May Be From Malaysian Jetliner

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — An Australian ship hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has picked up two more transmissions similar to those of the jet’s “black boxes,” and the coordinator of the search said Wednesday the “pings” were helping to narrow the search area significantly. The vessel Ocean Shield, towing an […]

April 9, 2014

U.S. Navy Device Detects Sustained ‘Pings’ In Flight 370 Search

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — An Australian ship towing a U.S. Navy “pinger” locator has twice picked up sustained signals that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s “black boxes,” and searchers are likely to deploy an underwater exploratory vehicle soon to look for wreckage, authorities said Monday. The first acoustic event […]

April 7, 2014

Debris Spotted From Aircraft Could Be From Missing Malaysian Plane

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Aircraft flying off the coast of Australia on Friday reported their first sightings of debris that could have come from the long-missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Although satellite imagery has captured possible debris, it was the first time in 10 days of air searches that anything of […]

March 28, 2014

Malaysia Prime Minister: Flight ‘Ended In The Southern Indian Ocean’

By Barbara Demick and Don Lee, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A grim-faced Malaysian prime minister had an emergency late-night news conference Monday, saying that the long-missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 “ended in the southern Indian Ocean” with no hope of survivors. Najib Razak said his conclusion was based on new data from the British […]

March 24, 2014