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No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff

The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday. The sources said the plane did not make contact with Egyptian air traffic control, but Egyptian air traffic controllers were able to see it on radar on a

Red herring in hunt for MH370 highlights air traffic flaws

 Fresh questions have been raised over air traffic co-ordination after a preliminary report on the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared almost two months ago revealed 90 minutes of wasted effort while controllers looked in the wrong country. While Flight MH370’s disappearance has led to calls for real-time tracking, it has also re-focused attention on the

Eighth Submersible Mission Begins for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

 Australia—The search for debris from missing Flight 370 continued Sunday, with an unmanned submersible continuing to scan the floor of the southern Indian Ocean. Planes and ships are again sweeping a vast stretch of the sea’s surface after past sorties failed to spot anything related to the plane. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous vehicle has begun

News on the Hunt for Flight 370 resumes in calmer seas

 The desperate, multinational hunt for Flight 370 resumed again Wednesday across a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean after fierce winds and high waves that had forced a daylong halt eased considerably. A total of 12 planes and two ships from the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand were participating in

Hunt for Missing Jet Fails to Find Objects Spotted by Satellite in Indian Ocean

 Search planes hunting the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to locate objects spotted by satellite in the Indian Ocean west of Australia after the images kindled optimism for a breakthrough in a mystery now in its 13th day. A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon returned to Perth after coming up empty, while an Australian P3 Orion couldn’t

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 probe digs into past of all on board missing Boeing 777

 The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and China offered 21 satellites to respond to Malaysia’s call for help in the unprecedented hunt. French investigators arriving in Kuala Lumpur to lend expertise from the two-year search for an Air