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Missing Plane

Malaysia Formally Declares Dead All People Aboard MH370

Malaysia has ended the search for survivors of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

January 29, 2015

Bodies Recovered In Search For Missing AirAsia Flight

The mystery over AirAsia Flight 8501 is reaching a heartbreaking end.

December 30, 2014

…And This Is The Overkill News Network

Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN … enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story. I’m in the doctor’s office the […]

April 14, 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

Searchers Find No Sign Of Missing Plane, Only 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 — that even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For the first time since the search focused on the […]

March 31, 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

Families Of Malaysia Jet Passengers Protest In Beijing

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Hundreds of relatives of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers marched on the Malaysian embassy in Beijing Tuesday, rejecting the government’s conclusion that the flight crashed into the Indian Ocean with no survivors. The rare public protest in China appeared to have the support of the Chinese government, […]

March 25, 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

Flight Of Missing Plane Ended In Indian Ocean: Malaysian PM

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – The missing Malaysia Airlines jet came down in the Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday, as the airline reportedly told relatives it had been lost and that none on board survived. “It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new […]

March 24, 2014

Remote Ocean Swept For Jet

By Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times The U.S. Navy dispatched its most technologically advanced search aircraft to an empty quarter of the Indian Ocean on Thursday to look for two large pieces of debris that may provide the first physical evidence in the investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Experts were hopeful that […]

March 21, 2014

Australia Says Debris May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

By Barbara Demick and W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday that two objects that could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had been seen by satellite off the western coast of Australia. “New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search … in […]

March 20, 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

Some Data Deleted From Missing Malaysian Pilot’s Flight Simulator

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Investigators have found that some data were deleted from the flight simulator taken from the home of the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, adding to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Boeing 777. Malaysian officials said Wednesday that experts were working to recover the deleted […]

March 19, 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

Conflicting Reports Deepen Malaysia Jet Mystery

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — The mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 deepened amid allegations that the airplane flew four hours more than originally thought and might have traveled more than one thousand miles away from where search and rescue teams are looking. Citing U.S. national security sources, the Wall Street Journal […]

March 13, 2014

Malaysia Defends Search For Missing Jet As Cooperation Falters

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Malaysian officials are defending their handling of the frustrating search for the Boeing 777 that vanished without a trace on Saturday morning on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. “We have nothing to hide,” said acting transportation minister Hishamuddin Hussein at a stormy televised news conference late […]

March 12, 2014