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Airlines not worried about cost of real-time aircraft tracking: U.N. official

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Major airlines are united on the need for real-time tracking of commercial aircraft following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and have not raised cost as a concern, a senior official with the United Nations' aviation agency said on Monday.

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Damage to Bluefin delays MH370 search

The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is on hold -- and likely will be for at least four days -- because of a malfunctioning part on the submersible Bluefin-21 and a broken transponder on the Bluefin's mothership, the U.S. Navy's deputy director of ocean engineering said.

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Flight 370

The man leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says the search is the most difficult in human history, but modern technology greatly increases the chances of finding the missing plane.

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Search teams will send unmanned submarine to look for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

By Chico Harlan Teams searching for a missing Malaysian passenger jet are planning for the first time to send an unmanned submarine into the depths of the Indian Ocean to look for wreckage, an Australian official leading the multi-nation search said Monday. Read full article >> ...read more

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With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt

A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia's leader warned Saturday that the massive search would likely continue "for a long time."

A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76s aircraft taxies past another at Perth Airport, Australia, after returning from ongoing search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines ...read more

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2 new pings sound 'just like' black box beacons

An Australian ship detected two distinct, long-lasting sounds underwater that are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes in a major break in the monthlong hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the search coordinator said Monday.

A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76s aircraft taxies along the tarmac at Perth International Airport ...read more

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Malaysia jet searchers detect more signals consistent with black boxes

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com THE AUSTRALIAN official in charge of directing the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 calls news that more signals consistent with aircraft black boxes have been detected "very encouraging," but cautions that they do not mean the plane has been found.VIDEO: How will search crews locate Malaysia jet's ...read more

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Statement from coordinator of hunt for missing jet

The first part of the opening statement from Monday's press conference by retired Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is head of the joint agency coordinating the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 out of Perth, Australia:

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Signals Detected in Search for Flight 370

One of the vessels searching the southern Indian Ocean has detected signals “consistent with those emitted from airplane black boxes,” retired Australia Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston said at a Monday press conference – the most promising lead in the search for doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. ...read more

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More ships rush to probe signals in plane search

Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as officials rushed to determine whether they were signals from the plane's black boxes before their beacons fall silent.

Retired Australian Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston speaks ...read more

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Signal consistent with aircraft black box

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com AUSTRALIA SAYS PING reportedly detected by Chinese ship searching for missing Malaysia Airlines jet in south Indian Ocean is consistent with a plane's black box, as search intensifies for aircraft missing for four weeks.Search for missing plane passes 4-week mark | VIDEO: Time running out to find black box Search ...read more

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Is it or isn't it? New questions

A Chinese ship detects a pulse signal deep in the Indian Ocean at the same frequency used by so-called black boxes like the one aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. After almost a month of fruitless searching, hopes mount for final answers about what happened to the plane carrying 239 ...read more

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Chinese ship hears pulse, possibly from missing Malaysia Airlines flight’s black box

By Simon Denyer BEIJING — A Chinese naval ship searching for the missing Malaysian airliner has picked up an audio pulse in the Indian Ocean at the same frequency emitted by the plane's emergency location beacons, Chinese media reported Saturday, but it has not been established whether the signal is connected to the ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Flight 370 -- before it vanished

A few months before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, an enthusiastic plane spotter named Gunnar Kullenberg heard Malaysia Airlines was about to stop flying to the United States. He wanted a photograph of its majestic Boeing 777-200 and planted himself at the Los Angeles airport at dawn. That's where ...read more

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Malaysia vows: We will give plane families closure

Leaders of the two countries heading multinational efforts to solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pledged Thursday that no effort would be spared to give the families of those on board the answers they need.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at a breakfast with crew members from different ...read more

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Malaysian police: Jet mystery may never be solved

A police investigation may never determine the reason why the Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared, and search planes scouring the Indian Ocean for any sign of its wreckage aren't certain to find anything either, officials said Wednesday.

Royal New Zealand Air Force's P-3 Orion sits on the tarmac at RAAF base Peace ...read more

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Objects seen in jet search are fishing equipment

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane was just fishing equipment and not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Monday, in the latest disappointment in the three-week hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue indefinitely.

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Chinese ship plucks object from ocean in search for plane

Footage from Chinese state television shows a ship's crew recovering an object from the Indian Ocean while searching for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. After examining the object, the crew confirmed that it was only a piece of garbage with no sign that it was connected to the missing ...read more

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Aircraft spot objects in new search area for Malaysia Airlines flight

By Jia Lynn Yang KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Aircraft scouring the Indian Ocean for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight spotted a number of objects floating in the water Saturday, but determining whether the debris is related to the plane will have to wait until ships relocate the items and dredge them up ...read more

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Flight MH370, the ultimate ‘one-off,’ spurs calls to modernize tracking technology

By Joel Achenbach, Scott Higham, Ashley Halsey III The bizarre tale of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 comes at a time when flying is safer than ever. Nervous fliers squeeze the armrests for dear life, but most passengers have no problem nodding off as their jetliner cruises seven miles above the Earth. They have internalized the statistical truth that ...read more

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Plane Search Shifted Again and Quickly Spots Objects

The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has shifted nearly 700 miles northeast due to a “new credible lead,” Australia officials said at a Friday press conference. Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, said the search has “a long way to go yet.” ...read more

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New speed data shifts search for missing Malaysian jetliner nearly 700 miles

By Jia Lynn Yang, Ashley Halsey III KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 shifted to another section of the southern Indian Ocean on Friday after new analysis by investigators indicated that the aircraft was traveling faster than previously thought. Read full article >> ...read more

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Search Area for Flight 370 Shifted Nearly 700 Miles

The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has shifted nearly 700 miles northeast due to a “new credible lead,” Australia officials said at a Friday press conference. Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, said the search has “a long way to go yet.” ...read more

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More objects spotted by satellite, but still no confirmed connection to missing plane

By Jia Lynn Yang, Ashley Halsey III KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Thai satellite has spotted at least 300 floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean, where authorities say the flight of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended more than three weeks ago. Read full article >> ...read more

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Search for plane suspended due to bad weather

Search operations for possible debris from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane were suspended Thursday due to bad weather, Australian officials said, after the latest satellite images revealed 122 objects floating in the turbulent Indian Ocean.

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, crew members keep watch on the radar on board ...read more

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Satellite spots 122 potential objects from missing Malaysia Airlines jet

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com MALAYSIAN OFFICIALS say satellite images show 122 objects that may be debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, while investigators pursue a new clue to the plane's location.Film about jet crash delayed due to similarities to missing plane caseVIDEO: Families accuse Malaysia of witholding information VIDEO: Time to rethink ...read more

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New images “most credible” lead yet on plane

By Jia Lynn Yang, William Wan KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – New satellite images taken three days ago show more than 100 objects—some as long as 75 feet in length—that may have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Malaysian defense minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Wednesday. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Behind the data on missing Malaysian jet, plenty of mystery remains

By Joel Achenbach, Scott Higham The case of the missing plane remains an excruciating mystery, and the only thing authorities are saying with confidence is that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went south instead of north, flying almost halfway to Antarctica before crashing somewhere in a remote expanse of the southern Indian Ocean. Read full article ...read more

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Relatives of Flight 370 victims protest in China

Frustration over the fate of Flight 370 mounted Tuesday, with gale-force winds delaying the search in the rough and remote seas off western Australia, and angry relatives shouting "Liars!" in the streets of Beijing about Malaysia's declaration that the plane went down with all aboard.

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Lessons from MH370: Making planes safer through connectivity

What are the lessons from the Malaysia Airlines tragedy? What can be done immediately to make sure it doesn't happen again? Mary Kirby, the founder and editor of the aviation news site Runway Girl Network, tells CBS News' Alexander Trowbridge that the key is connectivity. ...read more

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Satellite clue ends wild theories, hope for MH370

Over an extraordinary 17 days and nights, until the moment Malaysia's prime minister stepped to a lectern to deliver investigators' sobering new findings, the fate of vanished Flight 370 hung on morbid conjecture and fragile hope.

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Airline officials defend text to families as China urges Malaysia to share data

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com MALAYSIA AIRLINES officials defend their decision to notify relatives of missing passengers of Flight 370's presumed fate via text message, as victims' families protest and China demands that Malaysia turn over satellite data used to conclude the jet was lost. VIDEO: Timeline ...read more

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'TRUE MURDERERS'Families of missing jet victims slam airline, gov't

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com Timeline: The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370VIDEO: Timeline of Flight 370 VIDEO: Experts react to data VIDEO: Data concludes MH370 crashed in Indian Ocean, Malaysian PM says Malaysia Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Hong KongCould cell phone have really made calls? ...read more

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Malaysian prime minister says Flight MH370 ‘ended in the southern Indian Ocean’

By Jia Lynn Yang, William Wan KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean, effectively dashing hopes that the plane might have survived a still unexplained diversion from its flight path more than two weeks ago. Read full article >> ...read more

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Relatives sob after announcement on missing plane

Relatives shrieked and sobbed uncontrollably. Men and women nearly collapsed, held up by loved ones. Their grief came pouring out after 17 days of waiting for definitive word on the fate of the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

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Plane search puts Malaysian minister on defensive

Hishammuddin Hussein's wife is a princess. His cousin is prime minister, and he's been mentioned as a possible successor. But right now, as the face of his country's effort to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, he is the man who has delivered more than two weeks of frustrating news about ...read more

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New Debris Located in Search for Missing Malaysian Jetliner

"Suspicious objects" spotted earlier today by a Chinese aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could not be located by the P-8 Poseidon, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said. ...read more

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US Unable to Relocate 'Suspicious Objects' in Search for Jet

"Suspicious objects" spotted earlier today by a Chinese aircraft in the southern Indian Ocean while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could not be located by the P-8 Poseidon, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said. ...read more

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WorldViews: Could the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have gone much faster?

By Simon Denyer, Jia Lynn Yang The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has picked up some momentum this weekend, now that authorities have spotted debris in an area of roughly 14,000 square miles in the southern Indian Ocean -- a significantly smaller footprint than where they were looking this time last week. Read full ...read more

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French data show possible debris from jetliner

France provided new satellite data Sunday showing possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as searchers combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean tried without success to locate a pallet that could be a key clue in solving one of the world's great aviation mysteries.

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Australia says debris sightings give “increasing hope” in search for Flight 370

By Simon Denyer, Jia Lynn Yang KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Australia's prime minister said on Sunday that recent sightings of possible debris by satellite and plane had brought fresh hope for a breakthrough in the hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Read full article >> ...read more

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China satellite finds object near jet search area

A satellite image released by China on Saturday offered the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, ...read more

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Ships to investigate Chinese satellite sighting of possible missing jet debris

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com A CHINESE SATELLITE has spotted a large object along a broad stretch of ocean where officials hope to find a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than two weeks, Malaysia's defense minister says. Final cockpit transcript from missing jetliner reveals no sign of ...read more

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Australia expands search for missing jetline as China investigages new satellite image

By Simon Denyer KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Australia took advantage of better weather to expand the search for missing the Malaysia Airlines jetliner Saturday, even as China began its own naval investigation into new satellite image of something floating not far away in the Indian Ocean. Read full article >> ...read more

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3rd Object Spotted by Satellite Brings New Lead in Jet Search

Chinese investigators have received satellite images showing an object floating in the water, Malaysia officials said at a press conference today, a further lead for search crews trying to find clues in the disappearance of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane. ...read more

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Final cockpit transcript from missing Malaysia Airlines jet: no sign of trouble

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com A NEWLY RELEASED transcript of cockpit communications from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from the time it took off until its disappearance 54 minutes later reveals a calm conversation with no sign of trouble.THE KELLY FILE: Satellite firm speaks out on tracking jetHardware used in search for missing Flight 370 ranges ...read more

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Regional tensions complicate search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Flash Points: CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about why countries' competing interests could be impeding the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. ...read more

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Nothing spotted in search for jet, Australia says

Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after a 10-hour mission looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing day in one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries.

Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein pauses in between questions during ...read more

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China sends ships to Indian Ocean as search grows for possible jet debris

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com AN INTERNATIONAL HUNT for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane intensifies in the southern Indian Ocean, with China sending warships to join search planes in one of the remotest places on Earth. KELLY FILE: Satellite company official speaks out on tracking missing jet after it ...read more

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Plane search stymied by intense weather in “pretty rough part of the world”

By Simon Denyer, Chico Harlan KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Trained observers on board five low-flying planes scoured the remote and inhospitable seas of the southern Indian Ocean by eye on Friday in a desperate race against time to find survivors or wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines plane before weather conditions worsened. Read full article ...read more

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search tests limits of satellites

By Joel Achenbach, Scott Higham The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has exposed the technological limits of satellites, which can see a license plate from space — if not necessarily read it — but struggle to find a missing jetliner. Read full article >> ...read more

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'Best lead' in plane search: 2 objects seen in sea

A freighter used searchlights early Friday to scan rough seas in one of the remotest places on Earth after satellite images detected possible pieces from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean.

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