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Indian Ocean

Mh370 Probe

Pilot named as 'chief suspect'

Malaysia's criminal investigation into the disappearance of flight MH370 has identified the plane's pilot as its prime suspect, it has been reported. While the official results of the inquiry are yet to be published, details have been passed on to foreign governments and crash investigators, according to the Sunday Times. They revealed that after detectives carried out 170 interviews and profiled all of the 239 people on board the Boeing 777 when it vanished on 8 March, Captain Zaharie Shah was...

UK experts confident on MH370 'hotspot'

UK experts confident on MH370 'hotspot'

The UK satellite company Inmarsat has told the BBC that the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has yet to go to the area its scientists think is the plane's most likely crash site. Inmarsat's communications with the aircraft are seen as the best clues to the whereabouts of Flight MH370. The hunt for...

Search for MH370 to widen

Search for MH370 to widen

The underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could expand from its focused area in the Indian Ocean, Australian officials say. A submersible has completed 95% of its search in the area where possible signals from the plane's flight recorder were heard on 8 April. If nothing is found, the Bluefin-21 will move to...

No plans to halt MH370 search

No plans to halt MH370 search

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will continue despite passing the “crucial” 48-hour period announced over the weekend. Department of Civil Aviation director-general Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the search had been continuous without any plans to halt operations. “The status quo remains as the search team is fully operational. “We will not give...

Cyclone threatens to disrupt MH370 search

Cyclone threatens to disrupt MH370 search

A tropical cyclone was threatening to hamper the search for a missing Malaysian jetliner in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean on Monday, as a submarine drone neared the end of its mission scouring the sea bed with still no sign of wreckage. The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished on...

Mh370 Tragedy

Mini-sub search could end within a week

The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10 km circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said yesterday. Malaysia said the search was at a "very critical juncture" and asked for prayers for its success. A US Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle is scouring a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean floor for signs of the plane, which disappeared from radars on March 8 with 239...

Search For Mh370

Undersea drone hunt may take 2 months

Undersea drone hunt may take 2 months

A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said yesterday. The prediction coincided with the end to the abbreviated...

Underwater Signals

Hunt for black box intensifies

Ships searching the vast Indian Ocean for a Malaysian airliner have detected three separate underwater signals yesterday, and more ships and planes were diverted to investigate whether they could have come from its "black box". Angus Houston, head of the Australian search mission, said the detections were being taken "very seriously" as time ticked down on the battery life of the black box's tracking beacons. He said China's Haixun 01 has twice detected an underwater signal on a frequency used for...

MH370 search signal 'important lead'

MH370 search signal 'important lead'

Both vessels have technology able to detect underwater signals emitted by data recorders. In addition, a dozen military aircraft and 13 ships are already searching three areas about 2,000 km (1,240 miles) north-west of the Australian city of Perth. They will cover some 216,000 sq km on Sunday. Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing four weeks ago with 239 people on board. The plane is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, although no confirmed debris has been found.

Underwater search begins for MH370

Underwater search begins for MH370

Search teams have begun using a towed pinger locator to hunt for the black box of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Two ships with locator capabilities are searching a 240km (150 mile) underwater path, in the hope of recovering the plane's data recorder. Up to 14 planes and nine ships were due to take part...

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