"Unfortunately, ladies and gentleman, we have not found anything that appears to be objects from the aircraft, let alone the aircraft itself, said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, head of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation. Late on Sunday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on its website that a Vietnamese navy plane had spotted an object in the sea suspected of being part of the plane, but that it was too dark to be certain.
As speculation intensified Friday that the plane might have been hijacked by a person or people with aviation skills, a picture began to emerge of the two men whose actions will be a focus of the investigation. The global aviation industry is reverberating with shock as well as a range of theories over the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, but most in the business think the unsolved mystery is more of a tragic red herring than a wake-up call for drastic changes.
To steal Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 out of midair would require a pilot who knew how to elude detection by both civilian and military radar. It would take a runway at least a mile long to land the wide-body jet, possibly in the dark, and a hangar big enough to hide it.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysia Airlines plane sent signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying for hundreds of miles or more, a U.S. official briefed on the search said Thursday. ....
It's a mystery in a world with few mysteries anymore. A Chinese Embassy statement to Malaysian officials later said there's no confirmation the objects are related to the missing plane and that the posting on the website was not authorized nor endorsed by the Chinese government. .
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The satellites also received speed and altitude information about the plane from its intermittent "pings," the people said. But the U.S. planned to move surveillance planes into an area of the Indian Ocean 1,000 miles or more west of the Malay peninsula where the plane took off, said Cmdr. William Marks, the spokesman for the U.S. Seventh Fleet.
Western media reports began to suggest Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be a "deliberate act" rather than a catastrophic failure as the possible whereabouts of the missing jetliner still remained a mystery.
The Chinese operation of searching for the lost Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has involved air, water and undersea dimensions, and expanded to the northwest, southwest and southeast. It was reported that Chinese warships will continue to broaden the search area to the northwest in the Gulf of Thailand before new search plans come out.