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MH370 Tragedy: Malaysian govt approves transition phase of transition phase

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government has approved the transition phase prioritising deep-sea search for the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, and suspending the air and surface search. Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the approval from the Cabinet was received after he briefed them on the outcome of the Tripartite Ministerial Meeting

Australia dismisses possible Missing Plane wreckage claim

 The Australian agency heading up the search for the missing Malaysian jet has dismissed a claim by a resource survey company that it found possible plane wreckage in the northern Bay of Bengal. The location cited by Australia-based GeoResonance Pty Ltd. is thousands of kilometers (miles) north of a remote area in the Indian Ocean

Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

 The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short on Wednesday when technical problems forced a U.S. Navy underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said. While a massive air and sea search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is continuing almost 2,000 km (1,200 miles) off

Submarine Hunt for Malaysian Plane Aborted After Six Hours

 A submarine scouring the floor of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian (MAS) jet had to abort its maiden voyage after descending too deep, providing investigators with less than half the data the equipment was meant to capture. The Bluefin-21 vessel was forced back to the surface by a built-in safety feature after dropping

Malaysia Airlines search heads deep underwater in new phase

 A U.S. Navy underwater drone will be deployed to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, search officials said on Monday, launching a new phase of the operation after nearly six weeks of fruitless searching. The hunt for flight MH370 will head deep underwater as the batteries in the

Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

Authorities are confident that signals detected deep below the surface of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysian jet’s black boxes, Australia’s prime minister said Friday, raising hopes officials may eventually solve one of the most perplexing aviation mysteries of all time. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai, China, that crews hunting for

Flight MH370 search area reduced after two more pings heard

 Australian official says since Ocean Shield vessel has reacquired signal he is ‘optimistic’ plane will be found soon The search area for the missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370 has been drastically reduced after two further detections of pings consistent with those of a black box from a plane late on Tuesday. The head of Australia’s

New ping signals spark confidence in Malaysia Airlines search

 Australian officials said on Wednesday two new “ping” signals had been detected in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, boosting confidence after more than a month of fruitless searching for the missing jetliner. The signals, which could be from the plane’s black box recorders, bring to four the number of overall “pings” detected in

Australian ship trawls for signals from missing Malaysia plane

An Australian ship which picked up possible “pings” from the black box recorders of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has been unable to detect any further signals and time is running out to narrow the massive search, officials said on Tuesday. Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency coordinating the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight

Search for missing Malaysia plane set to move to sea floor

 A robotic search vehicle is likely to be sent deep into the Indian Ocean on Tuesday to look for wreckage of a missing Malaysian jetliner on the sea floor, as officials say the chance of finding anything on the surface has dwindled. Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency coordinating the search for Malaysia Airlines