MAS Flight MH370 bound for Beijing: A Deepening Mystery

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MAS Flight MH370 bound for Beijing has gone missing!

WHY IS THERE NO TRACE OF IT AT ALL?

*The hunt takes a new direction. Homes of crew are searched by Police.

1. Federal police Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah, “No, we didn’t do that!”

2. Hishamuddin Hussein also denies it.

3, However, the Home Minister says THEY DID IT!

Police going to MH370 crew members’ homes part of investigation, says Home Minister

YAHOO! NEWS MAL;AYSIA

The Home Minister has confirmed that police visited the homes of crew members onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said it was all part of the investigation into the missing aircraft, adding that several other locations were also covered.

“It is to further probe the case and add value to the investigation.

“It’s normal for the police to visit the homes as part of its investigation,” he said at a press conference today at the Police College in Cheras.

However, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today at the evening press conference, said police had not visited any of the houses of the crew.

On Tuesday, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had said police are investigating four categories in an attempt to find out what may have led to the disappearance of missing flight MH370.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/police-going-mh370-crew-members-homes-part-investigation-092658516.html

Malaysia Chronicle

Thursday, 13 March 2014 17:59

M’sian cops DENY they searched homes of MH370 crew members

Federal police Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah today denied that he had issued any press statements regarding the investigations on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Hadi Ho said this is because the investigations are ongoing and it is confidential and therefore, any reports quoting him on MH370 is not true.

Earlier today, reports emerged that police had raided the homes of MH370’s crew members and were investigating a passenger of Uighur descent.

Hadi Ho was quoted in Harian Metro as confirming that police were investigating a passenger of Uighur descent.

The Malay Mail Online expanded on the Harian Metro report and said that police had also searched the homes of the crew.

Malaysian Insider

Cops search MH370 crew members’ homes, probe into Uighur passenger

BY LEE SHI-IAN
March 13, 2014

Police have searched the homes of the crew members of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as they investigate the disappearance of the aircraft.

On Tuesday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigators were focusing on four main angles for MH370’s disappearance.

“Sabotage, hijack, personal differences between the crew and passengers and psychological problems of the crew and passengers.” Khalid said, listing the angles.

Today, Harian Metro quoted Federal CID director Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah, who is leading the investigating team, as saying they had searched several houses.

The houses were the family homes of the pilots and crew members of MH370, as police pursue the sabotage angle.

Harian Metro also reported that one of the passengers aboard MH370 was of Uighur descent and police were also looking at his background.

China has supplied Malaysia with the photographs and profiles of the 152 Chinese nationals onboard MH370.

Harian Metro quoted an anonymous source as saying that police were interested in the 35-year-old passenger because of his background.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/police-search-home-of-malaysia-airlines-flight-370-crew-as-part-of-investig

*THE HUNT FOR MH370: ANOTHER DEAD END?

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Report: Chinese site may show plane debris images

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Satellite images on a Chinese government website show suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner floating off the southern tip of Vietnam, near the plane’s original flight path, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday.

The revelation could provide searchers with a focus that has eluded them since the plane disappeared with 239 people aboard early Saturday.

The Xinhua report said the images from around 11 a.m. on Sunday appear to show “three suspected floating objects” of varying sizes, the largest about 24 meters (79 feet) by 22 meters (72 feet).

The report includes coordinates of a location in the sea off the southern tip of Vietnam and east of Malaysia. The images originally were posted on a national defense technology website.

No other governments have confirmed the Xinhua report, which did not say when Chinese officials became aware of the images and associated them with the missing plane.

With the passage of time since the satellite images were taken, it is far from certain that whatever they show would be in the same location now.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/report-chinese-may-show-plane-debris-images-214930324.html

CNBC News

‘3 suspected floating objects’ found by Chinese satellite at possible crash site

The Associated Press Posted: Mar 12, 2014 6:02 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014 6:59 PM ET

A Vietnamese officer stands beside a TV screen showing missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's flight path. On Wednesday, Chinese state media reported that a Chinese satellite spotted possible debris from the jet, with images available on a Chinese government website.

A Vietnamese officer stands beside a TV screen showing missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370’s flight path. On Wednesday, Chinese state media reported that a Chinese satellite spotted possible debris from the jet, with images available on a Chinese government website. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/malaysia-flight-mh370-hunt-chinese-images-show-possible-debris-1.2570313

Video: TUDM nafi kesan pesawat di ruang udara Selat Melaka

THE ‘LOST’ LIFE RAFT

A DISTURBING TRUTH HAS COME OUT OVER THE PHOTOS OF THE TWO IRANIANS WHO BOARDED THE FLIGHT WITH STOLEN PASSPORTS!

Look at the photos again. The legs of both men are the SAME!

WHY DID THEY GIVE BOTH MEN THE SAME PAIR OF LEGS?

“…the still image of Pouria taken from surveillance footage and handed out to the media showed that it was a combination of his upper torso stapled over the legs of a second Iranian identified yesterday by Interpol as Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, 29.”

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Mismatched photos of Iranians trigger doubts

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — Authorities’ decision to display what appears to be a combined image of the two Iranians who boarded missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using stolen passports has now triggered questions over their authenticity.

The photographs were displayed when Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar revealed the identity of one of the dubious passengers as 19-year-old Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad.

But closer scrutiny of the still image of Pouria taken from surveillance footage and handed out to the media showed that it was a combination of his upper torso stapled over the legs of a second Iranian identified yesterday by Interpol as Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, 29.

The discovery had led to allegations that the images were manipulated using photo editing suite Photoshop, but closer inspection suggests the superimposition was physical.

It is unclear why authorities opted to combine parts of Pouria’s image with Delavar’s that were captured when both were passing through a security checkpoint at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on their way to board the still-missing MH370 flight.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/mismatched-photos-iranians-trigger-doubts-064000986.html

FISHERMEN FOUND A LIFE RAFT AND HANDED IT OVER TO THE MALAYSIAN MARITIME ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHO NOW CLAIMS THAT IT SANK WHILE THEY WERE TRYING TO BRING IT ABOARD!

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MISSING MH370: Fishermen find life raft near PD

PORT DICKSON: A group of fishermen found a life raft bearing the word “Boarding” 10 nautical miles from Port Dickson town at 12pm yesterday.

One of the fishermen, Azman Mohamad, 40, said they found the badly damaged raft floating and immediately notified the Kuala Linggi Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in Malacca for assistance to lift the raft as it was very heavy.

“We managed to tie it to our boat as we feared it would sink due to the damages,” he said.

When the MMEA boat arrived, the fishermen then handed over the raft into their custody.

However, a Kuala Linggi MMEA spokesman said the raft sunk into the sea while they were trying to bring the raft onboard.

The life raft found by a group of fishermen 10 nautical miles from Port Dickson yesterday. Pix by Dzulkeffli MustaphaRead more: MISSING MH370: Fishermen find life raft near PD – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-color-red-missing-mh370-font-fishermen-find-life-raft-near-pd-1.509222#ixzz2vkb2WyIZ

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Raft Found Near PD On 11 Mar But Sank Into Sea After Fishermen Surrendered It To MMEA:

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Malaysiakini

12:33PM Mar 12, 2014

Chinese find object afloat at possible crash site

A Chinese rescue vessel has retrieved a floating object from the sea and there appears a possibility it could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The object, according to China’s Xinhua news agency, was found at the location over which the plane is said to possibly disappeared in the early hours of Saturday morning, with 239 people on board.

Xinhua this morning tweeted a picture of two men, said to be from one of the Chinese ships that arrived at the site, trying to fish an orange object from the sea with long sticks.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/256858

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: what we know – and what we don’t

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Investigators suggest Flight MH370 may have flown back across Malaysia as search expands:

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Crowdsourcing search for missing plane is overloaded

A crowdsourcing effort to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane using satellite imagery overloaded the computer network with an “unprecedented” amount of traffic, the technology company said Tuesday.

The satellite firm DigitalGlobe posted a message on its website saying the system was down.

“We are working to best handle an unprecedented level of Web traffic and interest in supporting the search,” the company said.

“Please check back soon. We have new imagery collections planned for today and hope to make those images available online for the crowd as soon as possible.”

DigitalGlobal activated its crowdsourcing platform Monday in an effort to locate the Boeing 777 that mysteriously disappeared Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard.

The company invited volunteers to comb through images from its Tomnod platform of satellite images for clues that may help locate the aircraft.

DigitalGlobe says it operates “the world’s most advanced constellation of commercial imaging satellites” and that after the plane went missing, it activated its emergency system.

Two of the company’s satellites collected imagery Sunday of the area where evidence suggested the aircraft may have crashed into the water — where the Gulf of Thailand meets the South China Sea.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/crowdsourcing-search-missing-plane-overloaded-205055239.html

Haaretz

Malaysia military says tracked missing jet to Strait of Malacca

Military radar spotted jet far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control, Malaysian source says.

By Reuters | Mar. 11, 2014 | 12:52 PM
Map showing the route of  missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

Map showing the route of missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

The Malaysian military believes an airliner missing for almost four days with 239 people on board flew for more than an hour after vanishing from air traffic control screens, changing course and traveling west over the Strait of Malacca, a senior military source said.

Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing.

At the time it was roughly midway between Malaysia’s east coast town of Kota Bharu and the southern tip of Vietnam, flying at 10,670 metres.

“It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait,” the military official, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters. The Strait of Malacca, one of the world’s busiest shipping channels, runs along Malaysia’s west coast.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/1.579123

Video: 2014 – BBC World News – Missing MAS MH-370 Plane: Search Widens to Malaysian West Coast – 11/3/14

Malaysian Insider

Water bottles fly as relatives vent anger over missing MH370

It has been four days of few ascertainable facts and a lot of rumours and speculation, and that baffling, torturous lack of information prompted frustrated families in China to take it out on four Malaysia Airlines (MAS) employees in Beijing.

Water bottles flew through the air as distraught relatives vented their anger over the lack of information about the missing MH370.

“All Malaysians are liars!” one man yelled in Chinese, the New York Times reported, before adding, “Do you know what ‘liars’ mean?”

“Tell him in English,” the Chinese man shouted at one of the four MAS employees, who was the interpreter.

The other three MAS employees were MAS senior managers, including Ignatius Ong Ming Choy, head of a MAS subsidiary budget airline, Firefly.

Throughout the day, MAS staff, many of whom were volunteers, had offered bottled water and helped the families of the Chinese passengers clear the necessary red tape brought on by the disaster: applying for passports and visas.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/water-bottles-fly-relatives-vent-anger-over-missing-041930352.html

Man who looked like Balotelli has no terror links!

Malaysiakini

3:41PM Mar 11, 2014

‘Stolen passport’ Iranian has no terror links

One of the two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with stolen passports is a 19-year-old Iranian national who was on his way to Germany.

At a press conference today, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar identified the youth as Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad.

Pouria was in possession of the Austrian passport that had been reported stolen by its owner.

The police chief said checks revealed that the youth, who entered Malaysia on Feb 28, was not linked with any terror network.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/256756

Much clearer picture for both young mens with stolen passports on Malaysia Airlines Flight

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Photos of the two men who boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 using stolen European passports (AFP)

A new theory about MAS Flight MH370

1. There are some astonishing things you’re not being told about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the flight that simply vanished over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board.

2. The inescapable conclusion from what we know so far is that Flight 370 seems to have utterly and inexplicably vanished. It clearly was not hijacked (unless there is a cover-up regarding the radar data), and we can all be increasingly confident by the hour that this was not a mid-air explosion (unless debris suddenly turns up that they’ve somehow missed all along).

Six important facts you’re not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Monday, March 10, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles…)
Tags: Malaysia AirlinesFlight 370vanished

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044244_Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370_vanished.html

Not good at all!

Malaysian Insider

Paper reveals Iranian-link in ticket purchase for passengers with stolen passports

March 10, 2014

Two passengers who boarded MH370 with stolen passports are believed to be from the Middle East after a Financial Times report revealed that the tickets were bought by an Iranian in the Thai resort town of Pattaya.

The Financial Times exclusively reported that a Thai travel agent who booked the tickets for the men said she had been asked to make the travel arrangements by an Iranian contact.

Travel agent Benjaporn Krutnait, booked the tickets through a business contact whom she only knew as “Mr Ali”. She said that his first request to book cheap tickets to Europe for the two men was made on March 1.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/paper-reveals-iranian-link-in-ticket-purchase-for-passengers-with-stolen-pa

MORE INANE ANSWERS FROM THOSE IN CHARGE!

In describing the two men who had boarded MH370 with stolen passports, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that the duo had “Asian features”. Now, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director-general Azharuddin Abdul Rahman confirmed that the twp men “did not look Asian”.

WHY CAN’T HE SAY THAT THEY LOOKED/WERE AFRICAN?

“Do you know a footballer (by the name of) Balotelli? He is an Italian, but you know how he looks like,” Azharuddin said when pressed to described the appearance of the two men.

Mario Balotelli is a professional Italian footballer who plays for AC Milan.

Here is a photo of Mario Balotelli.

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When pressed further whether two passengers were black, Azharuddin replied: “Yes”.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/256665

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Malaysia to release pictures of MH370 passengers with stolen papers

SEPANG, Mar 10 — Malaysia will release pictures of the two passengers who travelled with stolen passports on board the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today

He said the photos, captured from CCTV footage at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), have so far been shared with local and international intelligence agencies, as the authorities probe a possible terrorist link among other possibilities in the plane’s sudden disappearance.

“We will give the media copies of the photos of the two suspects,” he said at a press conference.

He did not say when the pictures will be released.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/malaysia-release-pictures-mh370-passengers-stolen-papers-095700687.html

WHAT THE?

HISHAM HUSSEIN DEFENDS THE INDEFENSIBLE WITH AN EXCUSE WORTHY OF SCHOOLBOYS ASKED WHY THEY DIDN’T DO THEIR HOMEWORK!

When asked why did the Malaysian immigration officers not use the system, he rebutted: “Do you know how many passports are reported missing to Interpol? I was told it’s 40 million”.

It isn’t that you have to go through ALL 49 million names! All that has to be done is to type the name and passport number, and see what turns up!

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/256649

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34 planes, 40 ships & searchers from 10 countries. But no sign of a missing Malaysia Airlines flight. See the latest:

THEY ARE LAUGHING EVEN AS THEY SYMPATHIZE WITH THE CREW, PASSENGERS AND FAMILIES!

CHINA SPEAKS FRANKLY AND HARSHLY!

Free Malaysia Today

BEIJING:  China’s state-run media on Monday lashed out at Malaysia and its national carrier over their handling of the missing passenger jet, calling for a swifter response effort and tightened airport security.

Nearly two-thirds of the 239 people aboard MH370 were from China, and if the loss of the aircraft is confirmed, it would be China’s second-worst air disaster in history.

“The Malaysian side cannot shirk its responsibilities,” the Global Times newspaper, which is close to the ruling Chinese Communist Party, wrote in a scathing editorial. “The initial response from Malaysia was not swift enough.”

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/03/10/loopholes-in-work-of-mas-and-airport-immigration/

Malaysiakini

1:45PM Mar 10, 2014

MAS security lapse makes world news

News of Malaysia’s security lapse over two impostors boarding the MH370 flight is dominating world headlines on the missing plane.

According to a Bernama report today, The Independent of the United Kingdom posed a question over a security lapse by carrying the heading “Stolen passports revelation in Malaysia Airlines crash exposes alarming flaw in flight security.”

Likewise, The Sydney Morning Herald raised a poser over a security loophole with the heading “Can’t immigration officials think?”

The Telegraph carried the heading “Malaysia plane crash: debris spotted as investigators probe passport link’

Meanwhile USA Today said, “Stolen passports on flights common, weak link” and Sun Star Daily of the Philippines published the heading “Suspicious passengers of missing jet checked”.

Earlier today, Interpol in a strongly worded statement slammed both Malaysia and MAS for failing to make use of its database on stolen passports.

It said two stolen passports, originally belonging to an Italian and an Austrian and which were used by impostors to board MH370, are listed on its database.

“If MAS and all airlines worldwide were able to check the passport details of prospective passengers against Interpol’s database, then we would not have to speculate whether stolen passports were used by terrorists to board MH 370,” Interpol secretary general Ronald K Noble said in the statement.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/256605

news.com.au

Malaysia Airlines plane missing: Desperate search for wreckage and clues two days after it vanished

AUTHORITIES say they are not ruling out anything, including hijack, in their investigation into missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, as reports emerge of a door from the plane being spotted by search and rescuers.

Investigators are also probing whether the plane attempted a turn back in the last moments before it disappeared.

This was based on information from military radar which suggested the plane had turned around and was heading to the Straits of Malacca before it disappeared without trace.

http://www.news.com.au/world/malaysia-airlines-plane-missing-desperate-search-for-wreckage-and-clues-two-days-after-it-vanished/story-fndir2ev-1226849847203

Foxnews.com

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mystery: Jet’s door may have been found, officials say

Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors belonging to the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Sunday, as troubling questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the Boeing 777 using stolen passports.

The state-run Thanh Nien newspaper cited Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of staff of Vietnam’s army, as saying searchers in a low-flying plane had spotted an object suspected of being a door from the missing jet. It was found in waters about 56 miles south of Tho Chu island, in the same area where oil slicks were spotted Saturday.

“From this object, hopefully (we) will find the missing plane,” Tuan said. Thanh Nien said two ships from the maritime police were heading to the site.

An authority told Reuters that it was too dark to be certain the object was part of the missing plane, and that more aircraft would be dispatched to investigate the site in waters off southern Vietnam in the morning.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/09/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-with-plane-carrying-23-people/

Ten key questions about Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as search for missing passenger jet continues

IF THIS IS TRUE, IT DOESN’T SAY MUCH ABOUT THE IQ OR EQ LEVELS AT THAT ORGANIZATION!

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2 people on Malaysia Airlines flight with stolen passports apparently bought tickets together.

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EXCLUSIVE – Probe into missing Malaysia plane looks at possible mid-air disintegration – source

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner with 239 people on board are narrowing the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that it disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday.

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished after climbing to a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing in the early hours of Saturday, but search teams have still not been able to make any confirmed discovery of wreckage in seas beneath the plane’s flight path almost 48 hours after it took off.

“The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet,” said the source, who is involved in the investigations in Malaysia.

If the plane had plunged intact from such a height, breaking up only on impact with the water, search teams would have expected to find a fairly concentrated pattern of debris, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak publicly on the investigation.

The source was speaking shortly before Vietnamese authorities said a military plane had spotted at sea an object suspected to be part of the missing airliner.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/exclusive-probe-missing-malaysia-plane-looks-possible-mid-143507218–sector.html

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Suspected aircraft fragments found, says Vietnam ministry website

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a Vietnamese search aircraft on Sunday located fragments floating in waters off southern Vietnam that are suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The report quoted the Vietnam ministry of information and communication’s website, which stated that the fragments were believed to be a composite inner door and a piece of the aircraft’s tail. They were located about 50 miles south-southwest of Tho Chu island.

Vietnamese officials had also released a photograph of one fragment floating in the water.

Vietnam news portal VN Express reports sighting an object off Vietnamese waters.

However, according to the Wall Street Journal, Malaysia Airlines said it had received no confirmation regarding the suspected debris.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/suspected-aircraft-fragments-found-says-vietnam-ministry-website-144532065.html

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

#PrayForMH370 Live Updates: Malaysia being tight-lipped with us, say Vietnamese officials

UPDATE [8:35pm]: Malaysian authorities hold press conference, but stonewall most media questions. Questions they dodged include:
1) Was there a security lapse? Who is Malaysia Airlines’ insurer?
2) What possibilities and angles are you looking at?
3) Did the passengers traveling on stolen passports look like they were German or Italian?

They also confirmed that:
1) Search radius increased from 20 nautical miles to 50 nautical miles
2) Countries assisting in the search include: Vietnam, China, Singapore, United States, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines.
3) Australia sending support as well.
4) Air search to take place between 7am and 7pm. Naval search goes on round the clock.
5) Malaysia also searching in the Straits of Malacca due to reports that MH370 turned back.
6) No signal from the plane’s Emergency Locator Transmittor (ELT).
7) Altogether, 34 aircraft and 40 ships involved in search for MH370.

http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraft-goes-missing–says-airline-023820132.html

Mirror

The family of a passenger on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight successfully rang his mobile phone – but nobody answered.

Click on any of the links below for the video!

This video shows the moment relatives of a Chinese man among the 239 people feared dead after the passenger jet mysteriously disappeared rang his phone live on state television.

The call connected, but then rang out.

Chinese media reports that a number of families have been able to ring mobile phones of their missing loved ones but no one answers.

The development raises even more questions about what has happened to flight MH370.

Video: Watch eerie moment family of missing Malaysia Airlines passenger successfully ring his phone – but nobody answers

The sister of Chinese man among the 239 people feared dead on flight MH370 rang his phone live on TV
Click on any of the links below for the video!

What are Malaysian authorities up to? Can’t they get their number right?

FROM TWO BEING INVESTIGATED, THE NUMBER WENT UP TO FOUR BUT THEN, MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES DENIED THAT FOUR WAS THE NUMBER. They insisted that only two were being investigated.

NOW IT’S BACK TO FOUR SUSPECTS!

Malaysian Insider

Investigators probe possible airport security lapse

March 09, 2014
Latest Update: March 09, 2014 10:23 pm

Malaysian officials are poring over CCTV footage and questioning immigration officers and guards at Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport, concerned that a security breach may be connected to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Suspicions that the Beijing-bound Boeing jet, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people on board, may have been hijacked or bombed have risen after at least two passengers were found to be using stolen passports, though the government stressed it was considering all possibilities.

Malaysian investigators, assisted by the FBI, are probing the identities of four passengers in particular, two Malaysian officials with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters.

The four comprise two travellers with European passports, possibly Ukrainian, in addition to two travelling on stolen Austrian and Italian passports, the sources said.

“We have deployed our investigators to look through all the security camera footage. Also, they are interviewing immigration officials who let the imposters through,” said one official with direct knowledge of the investigation.

“Early indications show some sort of a security lapse, but I cannot say any further right now.”

The head of Malaysia’s civil aviation authority told reporters on Sunday that two “imposters” had been identified by investigators as they made their way from check-in, through immigration to the departure gate. Acting Transport Minister Tan Sri Hishamuddin Hussein confirmed that investigators were looking at four passengers.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/investigators-probe-possible-airport-security-lapse

Free Malaysia Today

M’sia launches terror probe on missing plane

March 9, 2014

After more than 30 hours without contact with the aircraft, MAS has told family members to “prepare for the worst”.

KUALA LUMPUR:  Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a passenger jet carrying 239 people and the United States sent the FBI to investigate, as anguished relatives begged for news of their loved ones.

Concern over a possible security breach grew as Malaysia’s government said it was investigating four people who were on the Boeing 777 plane.

At least two passengers boarded using stolen European passports, officials and reports have said.

“At the same time our own intelligence have been activated, and of course, the counterterrorism units… from all the relevant countries have been informed,” Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is sending agents and technical experts to assist the probe, US media reported.

US officials told The Los Angeles Times that they were trying to determine whether there was any terror link to the flight’s disappearance, but stressed there was no evidence to support that yet.

“Just because they (the passports) were stolen doesn’t mean the travellers were terrorists,” a Department of Homeland Security official told the paper.

“They could have been nothing more than thieves. Or they could have simply bought the passports on the black market.”

Asked to confirm the reports, an FBI spokesman told AFP: “We are ready to assist if needed.”

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/03/09/msia-launches-terror-probe-on-missing-plane/

Malaysian Insider

Stolen passports in Interpol database but no one checked

March 09, 2014

The International Criminal Police Organisation, better known as Interpol, has confirmed that two passports recorded as lost or stolen in its database were used by passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Complaining on the lack of proactive security measures by a majority of countries, the agency said no checks of its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database had been made pertaining to the stolen Austrian and Italian passports between the time that they were stolen in Thailand and the departure of flight MH370.

“While it is too soon to speculate about any connection between these stolen passports and the missing plane, it is clearly of great concern that any passenger was able to board an international flight using a stolen passport listed in Interpol’s databases,” Interpol secretary-general Ronald Noble said in a statement released on Sunday.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/both-stolen-passports-in-our-database-if-anyone-bothered-to-check-says-inte

NOW, WE ARE BACK TO TWO SUSPECTS

Breaking News The Sunday Times

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: CCTV recordings show 2 passengers who board flight MH370 using fake passports

Published on Mar 09, 2014
2:17 PM

Malaysian authorities have CCTV recordings of the two passengers who were said to have used false passports to board the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Department of Civil Aviation director-general Azaruddin Abdul Rahman said on Sunday there were only two such passengers, not four as earlier reported by the media.

“We have CCTV recordings of them from check-in until boarding and departure,” he said at a press conference on Sunday.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/se-asia/story/missing-malaysia-airlines-plane-cctv-recordings-show-2-passengers-who-bo

AND TWO BECAME FOUR! If terorrists want to blow up an aerolane, one is enough and two would be superfluous. But four, maybe more?

I suspect an attempt at HIJACKING MH370.

A successful hijack of the flight would mean that MH370 is now somewhere, landed, safe from the scrutiny of searchers.

A failed hijack would mean…

NST

9 March 2014| last updated at 12:13PM

MISSING MH370: Pilot: I established contact with plane

INTERFERENCE’: Pilot in another plane was flying 30 minutes ahead of MH370

SEPANG: A BOEING 777 pilot, who was flying 30 minutes ahead of the missing Malaysia Airlines     aircraft, said he established contact with    MH370  minutes  after  he   was    asked to do so by  Vietnamese air traffic control.

The captain, who asked to not be named, said his plane, which was bound for Narita, Japan, was far into Vietnamese airspace when he was asked to relay, using his plane’s emergency frequency, to MH370 for the latter to establish its position, as the authorities could not contact the aircraft.

“We managed to establish contact with MH370 just after 1.30am and asked them if they have transferred into Vietnamese airspace.

“The voice on the other side could have been either Captain Zaharie (Ahmad Shah, 53,) or Fariq (Abdul Hamid, 27), but I was sure it was the co-pilot.

“There were a lot of interference… static… but I heard mumbling from the other end.

“That was the last time we heard from them, as we lost the connection,” he told the New Sunday Times.

He said those on the same frequency at the time would have heard the exchange.

This, he said, would include vessels on the waters below.

He said he thought nothing of it, as the occurrence (of losing contact) was normal, until it was established that MH370 never landed.

“If the plane was in trouble, we would have heard the pilot making the Mayday distress call. But I am sure that, like me, no one else up there heard it.

“Following the silence, a repeat request was made by the Vietnamese authorities to try establishing contact with them.”

Foxnews.com

Malaysian authorities investigate four ‘suspect’ passengers as search for missing jet resumes

Malaysian authorities said Sunday that the identities of four passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared with 239 people on board are being investigated as “suspect” as the search for the missing plane resumed in the South China Sea.

Speaking at a news conference in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that “the four names are with me,” but added that the investigation was focusing on “the entire passenger manifest.” Hussian also said that investigators from the FBI had joined the investigation.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/09/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-with-plane-carrying-23-people/

NST

9 March 2014| last updated at 12:26PM

MISSING MH370: Hishammuddin: Four names in flight manifest under probe

SEPANG: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has confirmed that at least four names in the manifest of flight MH370 are under probe.
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He said the Malaysian intelligence agency was working with its overseas counterparts, including the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and counter-terrorism units from neighbouring countries.
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He said he had received the four names and will resume meetings with relevant intelligence agencies.
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Hishamuddin, who is also acting transport minister, said the entire flight manifest was also under scrutiny.
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The detection of two passports reported missing from Austria and Italy that were purportedly used to board the flight had raised suspicion among the investigators.
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He said currently, there were no indications of any security risk and the current focus and priority was to locate the missing Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
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Malaysiakini

12:00PM Mar 9, 2014

More with suspect passports on board MH370?

Four individuals on MH370’s passenger manifest might be linked to stolen or faked passports, acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said today.
“All the four names are with me. and I have delegated the names to our intelligence agencies and I have also spoken to the international intelligence agencies.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/256487

Click on this for a video news report:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/09/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/09/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

CNN

Many questions, no answers in disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Ben Brumfield and Jim Clancy, CNN
March 9, 2014 — Updated 0544 GMT (1344 HKT)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) — Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have changed course and turned back toward Kuala Lumpur — but there were no indications from the pilot that he was doing so, officials said at a news conference Sunday.

Officials said a recording on radar indicated the plane’s change of course.

The latest revelation added to the questions that have puzzled authorities since the commercial jetliner, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, went missing early Saturday while flying from the Malaysian capital to Beijing: what happened to the plane, why was no distress signal issued, and who exactly was aboard?

Forty ships and 22 planes were scouring a portion of the South China Sea on Sunday for any sign of where the flight may have gone down, officials said at the news briefing.

The massive, multinational team is focusing its efforts near the Gulf of Thiland, an inlet of the South China Sea about 90 miles south of Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island.

It is the same area where a Vietnamese search plane spotted oil slicks that stretched between six and nine miles, the Vietnam government’s official news agency reported..

Malaysian authorities have not yet confirmed the Vietnamese report.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/09/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

YAHOO! NEWS SINGAPORE

Malaysia signals missing plane has crashed; probes false IDs

By Yantoultra Ngui and Nguyen Phuong Linh

KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (Reuters) – Malaysia Airlines said it was “fearing the worst” on Sunday for a plane carrying 239 people that went missing more than 24 hours ago, as the government said it was investigating four passengers who may have held false identity documents.

There were no reports of bad weather and no sign of why Flight MH370 would have vanished from radar screens off the coast of Vietnam about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing early on Saturday morning.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysian-plane-presumed-crashed-questions-over-false-ids-035003224–sector.html

YAHOO! NEWS SINGAPORE

Malaysia Airlines investigation: Live Report

05:28 GMT – Search area – The search area has been expanded to 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 square miles), Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Department says.

05:24 GMT – International effort – The plane’s disappearance has triggered a search effort involving vessels from several nations with rival maritime claims in the tense South China Sea.

China, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore threw vessels and aircraft into the effort.

The United States also dispatched a destroyer, with two helicopters aboard, and a surveillance plane.

05:22 GMT – Oil slicks – During the initial search on Saturday Vietnam’s military said two oil slicks had been spotted, but no debris.

“Two of our aircraft sighted two oil slicks around 15 to 20 kilometres (10-12 miles) long, running parallel, around 500 metres apart from each other,” the Vietnam army’s deputy chief-of-staff, Vo Van Tuan, told state-run VTV.

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“We are not certain where these two oil slicks may have come from so we have sent Vietnamese ships to the area.”

“I think the two oil slicks are very likely linked to the missing plane,” Vice-Admiral Ngo Van Phat, who is helping to direct the search mission, told AFP.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysia-airlines-investigation-live-report-042933746.html

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UPDATE: 22 aircraft, 40 ships now involved in search mission for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

*Were TERRORISTS involved? Were the two men who bought tickets via China Southern Airlines TERRORISTS? The Kunming railway station incident comes to mind.

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Did someone board MAS MH370 using a passport that was lost in Thailand? If so, does it point to the T* word? https://weehingthong.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/flight-mh370-bound-for-beijing-goes-missing/
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If one person boarded MAS flight with a stolen passport, that’s suspicious but TWO!!! It can’t be coincidental

The T* Word surfaces!

BEIJING: U.S. officials said on Saturday they are investigating terrorism concerns after two people listed as passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 turned out not to be on the plane and had reported their passports stolen, according to NBCnews.com

“We are aware of the reporting on the two stolen passports,” one senior official said.

“We have not determined a nexus to terrorism yet, although it’s still very early, and that’s by no means definitive.”

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/09/Missing-MAS-flight-US-investigating-possible-terror-links/

Star

Sunday March 9, 2014 MYT 7:01:02 AM

Missing MAS flight: Both imposters bought tickets from China Southern Airlines

BEIJING: The two imposters who boarded the missing plane using stolen passports apparently bought their tickets from China Southern Airlines, which shares the Kuala Lumpur-Beijing route with Malaysian Airlines (MAS).

All their names are on the passenger list issued by MAS after the aircraft lost radar contact since early Saturday.

But the Italian and Austrian foreign ministries both confirmed that their citizens did not board the missing flight.

Coincidentally, Italy’s Luigi Maraldi and Austria’s Christian Kozel both had their passports stolen in Thailand.

Mr Maraldi is now in Thailand for a holiday. Mr Kozel was found at his home, safe and sound, reported Reuters. – The Straits Times/ANN

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/09/Missing-MAS-flight-imposters-bought-from-CSA/

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*IS THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE GENUINE OR A HOAX!

*IS THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE GENUINE OR A HOAX! It looks fake!

PLANE INTO THE SEA Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash Kills 239 ~ FIRST PICTURES

Published on Mar 8, 2014

According to the report, the crash was confirmed by Rear Admiral Ngo Van Phat, political commissar of the Fifth Naval Region of Vietnam.

Missing plane: spots column of smoke, oil slicks off its coastline

IT’S A DOUBLE MYSTERY!

It seems that not one but TWO people boarded the plane with stolen passports!

IS IT A COINCIDENCE THAT TWO PEOPLE WITH STOLEN PASSPORTS GOT ONTO MAS FLIGHT MH370 WHICH HAS SUBSEQUENTLY GONE MISSING?

The development raises more worrying questions about what happened to the passenger jet before it disappeared over the South China Sea in the early hours of Saturday.

Malaysian Insider

Conspiracy theories spiral around MH370’s disappearance

By LEE SHI-IAN
March 08, 2014

Was one of the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 travelling with a stolen passport?

Malaysian authorities have refused to confirm nor deny this report, which has spread like wildfire on the Internet.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi was asked about the possibility of terrorism as the cause for MH370’s disappearance.

A foreign reporter asked Aziz whether MH370 had been lost due to foul play.

“We cannot reveal too many details about our security,” Aziz said.

“We have reviewed the closed-circuit television video footage pertaining to passengers and their baggages.”

“So far, we are satisfied with everything,” he said.

However, Aziz said, authorities were not ruling out any possibilities at this juncture.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/conspiracy-theories-spiral-around-mh370s-disappearance

MIRROR

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: Live updates as it emerges two of 227 passengers were using STOLEN passports

A SECOND passenger on the flight was using a stolen passport, it has emerged.

Austrian Christan Kozel has been confirmed as safe and well by authorities.

He said his passport was stolen when he visited Thailand two years ago, Austrian newspaper De Standard reports.

Here is a MYSTERY! A stolen passport threatens to open up a whole new angle to the saga of the missing MAS flight!

Did someone board the plane using a passport that was lost in Thailand by a European?

Dare we mention the T******** word? That would be sheer speculation at this stage.

Malaysiakini

10:14PM Mar 8, 2014

Stolen passport adds twist to MH370 mystery

The authorities are investigating the possibility of foul play following a report that an Italian national listed on MH370’s flight manifest never boarded the plane.
According to foreign news reports, passenger Luigi Maraldi, 37, was listed on the flight manifest released by Malaysia Airlines earlier, but Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra reported that he was not on the plane.
Maraldi reportedly lost his passport in Thailand last August.
“They (Malaysian authorities) have it (the information) but it is still under (review),” Deputy Transport Minister Aziz Kaprawi told reporters late this evening at a hotel in KLIA.
According to Department of Civil Aviation’s Azharuddin Abdul Rahman authorities have looked through all CCTV footage of the passengers as well as baggage.
“So far we are satisfied,” he said, adding that further information cannot be revealed for security reasons.

Oil Slicks Spotted In South China Sea Thought To Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines 777

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YAHOO! NEWS

Malaysian plane crashed off Vietnam coast: state media

Reuters

HANOI (Reuters) – A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed into the sea 153 miles off the coast of Vietnam’s Tho Chu island on Saturday, according to a Vietnamese navy officer quoted by state media.

“At the moment there are no Vietnamese navy boats in that area so we have to ask boats from Phu Quoc island to be prepared for rescue,” Admiral Ngo Van Phat told the website of Tuoi Tre news.

Tho Chu and Phu Quoc lie to the southwest of southern Vietnam.

The admiral could not be reached by telephone. It was not immediately clear how he knew where the plane had crashed or whether wreckage had been spotted.

The plane last had contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the east coast of the Malaysian town of Kota Bharu, the airline said.

(Reporting by Nguyen Phuong Linh; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Nick Macfie)

http://news.yahoo.com/malaysian-plane-crashed-off-vietnam-coast-state-media-060229352–finance.html

Desperate search for plane missing for 12 hours: Boeing 777 with 239 passengers on board

— In the photo: The last image registered of the Malaysia Airlines MH370 from “FlightRadar24” !!!.

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Astro Awani

She could have been on MH370, but wasn’t

AstroAWANI speaks to Jessie Yee Wai Ching who was supposed to be flying on MH370, the Malaysian Airlines aircraft which went missing early Saturday morning.

http://www.astroawani.com/videos/show/buletin-awani/she-could-have-been-on-mh370-but-wasnt-27106

http://www.astroawani.com/videos/show/buletin-awani/she-could-have-been-on-mh370-but-wasnt-27106

Malaysian TV channel Astro Awani has interviewed a passenger, Jessie Yee Wai Ching, who was supposed to be on flight MH370 but missed it after getting the departure time mixed up.

Ching said she had very mixed feelings about her situation. “I feel blessed and like I’m the lucky one but it still doesn’t overcome the awful feeling that I have for the 200 people on that flight.”

Ching was due to fly back to Beijing where she was studying for an executive MBA at university and was now rescheduled to take the same flight on Monday morning. She said the incident hadn’t changed her attitude to flying.

“I believe I’ve been given a second chance … if I can escape this one time then it’s destined to be …”

You can listen to the full interview in this video (the actual interview is via telephone in English)’

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/08/malaysian-airlines-plane-live

The New York Times

Oil Slick Sighting Is First Sign Malaysia Airlines Plane May Have Crashed

HONG KONG — A 12-mile long oil slick spotted between Malaysia and Vietnam Saturday afternoon is thought to be the first sign that a missing Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people aboard went down in the waters between southernmost Vietnam and northern Malaysia, according to Vietnam’s director of civil aviation.

“An AN26 aircraft of the Vietnam Navy has discovered an oil slick about 20 kilometers in the search area, which is suspected of being a crashed Boeing aircraft — we have announced that information to Singapore and Malaysia and we continue the search,” Lai Xuan Thanh, the director of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam said in reporting the sighting of the slick.

He said he did not know whether the slick was closer to the Malaysian or Vietnam side of the entrance to the Gulf of Thailand. The last coordinates automatically transmitted by the aircraft were from near the midpoint between the two countries, when the plane appeared to be in stable flight at 35,000 feet.

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Malaysia Airlines held a press conference at a hotel in Beijing. Credit Chinafotopress/Getty Images

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-flight.html?smid=tw-bna&_r=0

WSJ Asia@WSJAsia

Vietnamese search planes spot two oil slicks, possible jet engines of missing flight #MH370 http://t.co/wo1F0SMRRy

Vietnamese search aircraft may have spotted two oil slicks that could be from the jet engines of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which was a twin-engine Boeing 777 jetliner, the government said on its website.

The search pilots spotted two possible oil slicks each 10-15 kilometers in length, about 500 meters apart, some 140 kilometers south of Tho Chu island off southern Vietnam, the statement said.

http://stream.wsj.com/story/malaysia-airlines-flight-370/SS-2-475558/?mod=e2fb

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

Malaysia Airlines plane missing, presumed crashed in South China Sea

Click on link for video:

http://news.yahoo.com/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-beijing-bound-flight-carrying-010217680–finance.html

http://news.yahoo.com/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-beijing-bound-flight-carrying-010217680–finance.html

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Pray for MH370

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As authorities scramble to search for the Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight that went missing, it is learnt that out of the 38 Malaysian passengers on board, 30 are believed to be employees of Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia.

According to a source close to the group, they were heading to China on a working trip.

30 M’sians missing on MAS flight believed to be Freescale employees

This man cancelled his flight on MH370

The businessman, who wanted to be known only as Woo, said he had originally planned to join two friends on a business trip to Beijing on that flight.
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However, he was forced to cancel his visit to Beijing at the last moment because he had to go to Singapore for a more important business appointment.
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“I am still shocked over this news. But I am not sure if my two friends had flown to Beijing or Shanghai. If they had gone to Shanghai, I am sure they are safe,” he said when contacted by Bernama here.
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Woo said he was still waiting for the updates on the fate of his two friends as they could not be contacted. — BERNAMA

NST

KUALA LUMPUR: A massive search and rescue (SAR) mission has been mobilised by Malaysian and international authorities following the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) jetliner enroute to China from here.

The SAR mission was prompted within minutes after MAS requested for government and international assistance, after it and air traffic controllers failed to locate the Boeing 777’s location.
The SAR operations involve MAS, the Department of Civil Aviation, the Royal Malaysian Air Force, the Royal Malaysian Navy, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, the Butterworth-based Intergrated Area Defence System Headquarters and the agencies from Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, China and the Hawaii-based United States Pacific Command.
The Malaysian Embassy in Beijing has established a hotline to handle all inquiries related to the missing plane. All calls can go to +861065322531 or 2/3
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Read more: MISSING MH370 : Massive search off south Vietnam coast – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-color-red-missing-mh370-font-massive-search-off-south-vietnam-coast-1.502464#ixzz2vMzKTLzp

Malaysiakini

5:50PM Mar 8, 2014

‘No update’ angers family members in Beijing

Frustration is growing among family members of passengers on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 who have gathered in Beijing, complaining that they are being left in the dark.

AFP reported that the families of Chinese passengers on the flight have been gathered at a hotel in Beijing and some are angry for not being updated on the situation.

“They should have told us something before now,” a man from the northern Chinese city of Tianjin is quoted by the news service as saying.

“We haven’t been told anything about this, they are useless. I don’t know why they haven’t released any information,” said another man, in his 20s, who was seen consoling his mother, AFP reported.

The majority of the flight’s 239 passengers – 154 of them – are Chinese and Taiwanese nationals, with the second largest number, at 38, being Malaysians.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/256443

TODAY

MH370 Flight Incident

Saturday, March 08, 04:20 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident – 4th Media Statement

Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines is still unable to establish any contact or determine the whereabouts of flight MH370. Earlier today, Subang ATC had lost contact with the aircraft at 2.40am. The last known position of MH370 before it disappeared off the radar was 065515 North (longitude) and 1033443 East (latitude). We are still trying to locate the current location of the flight based on the last known position of the aircraft. We are working with the International search and rescue teams in trying to locate the aircraft. So far, we have not received any emergency signals or distress messages from MH370. We are working with authorities and assure that all sources are deployed to assist with the search and rescue mission. The passenger manifest will not be released until all families of the passengers have been informed. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants) and 12 crew members. We are deploying our “Go Team” to Beijing which will depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 4.30pm with a team of caregivers and volunteers to assist the family members of the passengers. The passengers are of 14 different nationalities. All crew on-board are Malaysians. Please take note that the earlier statement did not include the number of Indian nationals. This was due to confusion between the country code of Indonesia and India. The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities:-

Nationality Total
China/Taiwan 154 including infant
Malaysia 38
India 5
Indonesia 7
Australia 6
France 4
USA 3 including infant
New Zealand 2
Ukraine 2
Canada 2
Russian 1
Italy 1
Netherlands 1
Austrian 1

Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize our full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members. The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. There are many unvalidated reports out in the media and Malaysia Airlines strongly urges the media and the public at large to only report from official statements from Malaysia Airlines and the Government of Malaysia. http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html

Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein denies news reports that Malaysia Airlines ‪#‎MH370‬ has crashed south of an island off Vietnam.You can get the latest updates on the incident here: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/ge/maschina.php

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Malaysian Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein denies reports of signal received from aircraft south of Vietnam.

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My mum’s friend from mas. She’s a stewardess and she shown this. From her whatsapp group.

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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane reported found crashed at sea

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A Vietnamese newspaper later reported that the Vietnamese Navy had confirmed that the plane crashed into the ocean. According to the reports, Vietnamese military radar recorded the plane crashing into the sea. There was no confirmation of the report from Malaysia Airlines, however. http://latinotimes.com/world/1262744-missing-malaysia-airlines-plane-reported-found-crashed-at-sea.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter — Reuters

Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in South China Sea with 239 people aboard: report

KUALA LUMPUR Sat Mar 8, 2014 1:18am EST

(Reuters) – A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official. The Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam’s Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat as saying he had asked boats from an island off south Vietnam to rush to the crash site. If the report is confirmed, it would mark the U.S.-built airliner’s deadliest crash since entering service 19 years ago. Malaysia Airlines had yet to confirm that the aircraft had crashed. It said earlier in the day that no distress signal had been given and cited early speculation that the plane may have landed in Nanming in southern China. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/08/us-malaysiaairlines-flight-idUSBREA2701720140308http://www.fz.com/content/mh370-crashes-tho-chu-island-says-vietnam-officials

MAS flight crashed, says Viet Navy

March 8, 2014

The Vietnamese High Command of Navy has announced that the flight crashed off Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island.

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Saturday crashed off Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island, northwest off the country’s southernmost Cape Ca Mau, the Vietnamese High Command of Navy announced.

According to a High Command of Navy statement, the plane went down at the waters between Vietnam and Malaysia, some 153 nautical miles (300km) off Tho Chu Island in Kien Giang Province, the Vietnamese Tuoi Tre online news service reported. “The Naval Zone 5 is ready for the search and rescue mission. There were no immediate reports of casualty,” the news report said. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/03/08/mas-flight-crashed-says-viet-navy/UPDATE [12:37]: Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed the plane crashed into the ocean.  According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. When contacted, Malaysia Airlines declined to confirm or deny the reports, saying that the Malaysian authorities are working together with the Vietnamese government on the matter. YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

#PrayForMH370: MH370 removed from the arrivals board at Beijing airport

A search is launched after contact lost with Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Paul …

UPDATE [2:13pm]: MH370 has been removed from the arrivals board at the Beijing airport. UPDATE [2:06pm]: Members of the media have been barred from entering a special holding area for families of passegers and crew of flight MH370 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Meanwhile, politician Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is being slammed for an insensitive tweet about a ‘new Bermuda triangle’. http://my.news.yahoo.com/mas-aircraft-goes-missing–says-airline-023820132.htmlThe last position reported by the pilot was approximately 120 nautical miles off the coast of Kota Bharu, around the South China Sea. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/256403 — Retweeted 572 times

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RT Families of Airlines behind closed doors at Beijing hotel.

— airchive.com

BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines Reports ‘Lost Contact’ with Aircraft

By Airchive Staff / Publish March 7, 2014 Last updated 3/7 @ 2250EST UPDATE MAR 7 10:30 PM EST: The Malaysia Airlines press conference has come and gone, and, unfortunately, very little new information was revealed. The carrier said it is investigating reports that the airplane has landed in Nanming, China. Such a landing would be unlikely. The captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, joined the airline in 1981, and had logged 18,365 flying hours. The first officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, 27,  joined in 2007 and had 2,763 hours logged. Both are Malaysian. The passengers comprised 14 different nationalities, including 153 total Chinese (including one infant), 38 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians, 7 Australians, 3 French, and 4 total Americans (including one infant), among others. Full nationality breakdown available here. UPDATE MAR 7 10:16 PM EST: Malaysia Airlines press conference beginning now here (English). UPDATE MAR 7 10:00 PM EST: Here is a recap of what we know so far about the Malaysia Airlines MH370 incident:

  • Malaysia 370, operating Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Beijing (PEK) was a Boeing 777-200ER.
  • The aircraft was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, comprising 13 different nationalities.
  • There is currently no sign of the aircraft, airborne or otherwise. However, Malaysia Airlines confirms the aircraft would have exhausted its fuel supply by this time.

UPDATE MAR 7 9:45 PM EST: According to FlightAware map and tracking data, last recorded position of MH370 was over land. Flightaware maps are not known to be 100% accurate.  http://airchive.com/blog/2014/03/07/breaking-malaysia-airlines-reports-lost-contact-with-aircraft/RIGHT NOW: Press briefing on missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Live:

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RIGHT NOW: Press briefing on missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Live:

[‪#‎MASalert‬] Statement By Our Group CEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya on MH370 Incident at the Press Conference. Released at 11.00am/8 Mar 2014 MY Local Time The passengers were of 14 different nationalities – citizens from:- 15. China – 152 plus 1 infant 16. Malaysia – 38 17. Indonesia – 12 18. Australia – 7 19. France – 3 20. United States of America – 3 pax plus 1 infant 21. New Zealand – 2 22. Ukraine – 2 23. Canada – 2 24. Russia – 1 25. Italy – 1 26. Taiwan – 1 27. Netherlands – 1 28. Austria – 1 —

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News Conference on missing flight is about to happen in a jammed Lido Hotel Room

MAS HOTLINES: 03 8787 1269 for directions +603 7884 1234 for the latest developments. Next-of-kin may head to the Support Facility Building at KLIA’s South Support Zone. For directions, call 03 8787 1269 Members of the public may contact MAS at +603 7884 1234 for the latest developments. 2m

Malaysia Airlines says 53-year-old captain of flight had 18,365 flying hours’ experience

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China authorities confirm that MAS Flight MH370 never entered Chinese airspace nor contacted their air control.

Watch the video: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/07/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane-missing/index.html http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/07/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane-missing/index.html

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was scheduled to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. (Reuters)

— Star Saturday March 8, 2014 MYT 10:22:27 AM

MAS CEO: Airline contacting passengers’ families

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (pic) in a statement on Saturday said the airline has already started contacting the families of the passengers and crew to keep them updated. “We deeply regret that we have lost all contact with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. “The passengers on board were of 13 different nationalities and we have started contacting their families,” he said. Ahmad Jauhari said MAS is currently working with authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. “The focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilise its full support and the airline will provide regular updates on the situation. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/08/MAS-CEO-Airline-contacting-passengers-families/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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PHOTO via Reuters: Woman, believed to be a relative of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines MH370, cries in Beijing.

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MAS has announced a hotline and directions to a support center for the families of the passengers. Details here:

RUMOURS ABOUND! Some say the plane landed in Nanning but MAS has announced NOTHING! *This report says the plane landed in Nanning. 9:30am – (UNOFFICIAL) Flight MH370 has resurfaced and landed safely in Nanming, China. Early reports say that the aircraft had experienced a cockpit electronics malfunction. As of this moment, the flight crew and all 239 passengers onboard are believed to be unharmed as some of the crew has already informed their families of their safety. More updates to come. http://www.malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/282-main-tile/492200-updated-mas-kl-beijing-flight-mh370.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebookBUT these say otherwise: 4m

Latest Update. MAS denies MH370 has landed in Nanning. Search continues.. MAS CEO just issued Statement plane still missing. …

Malaysia Airlines Flight statement from airline all tweets that say plane emergency landed are rumors

http://youtu.be/XHU-nBiM1nI

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Malaysia Airlines says they have no idea where missing flight is, and plane would have run out of fuel by now

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This was the flight path of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane [via Flight Aware]

BREAKING: Boeing 777 carrying 227 passengers VANISHES over the Pacific

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This is a screenshot showing the recorded path of flight MH370 that was reported missing in this TMI news report http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/authorities-activate-search-for-missing-beijing-bound-mas-b777

Going by data available via Flightradar24.com, the last known position was somewhere north-east off the coast of Kuala Terengganu. All the time shown is UTC (Malaysia is UTC +8). According to available data, the flight took off at around 00:41, and “landed” at 01:20 hrs, some 40 minutes into the flight. Walski’s thoughts go out to the passengers and crew… let’s hope we don’t have a tragedy on our hands after yesterday’s events. dddCNN Breaking News

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger jet

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By Tom Watkins and Chelsea J. Carter, CNN
March 8, 2014 — Updated 0139 GMT (0939 HKT)

(CNN) — A passenger flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is missing and has likely run out of fuel, Malaysia Airlines said Saturday.

“At the moment we have no idea where this aircraft is right now,” Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Control Fuad Sharuji told CNN’s “AC360.”

The airline said in a statement that Subang Air Traffic Control in Malaysia lost contact with Flight MH370 at 2:40 a.m. (1:40 p.m. ET Friday).

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/07/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane-missing/index.htmlSaturday, 8 March 2014: 9.40am

[#MASalert] Statement By Our Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya on MH370 Incident. Released at 9.05am/8 Mar 2014 MY Local Time We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing. The aircraft was scheduled to land at Beijing International Airport at 6.30am local Beijing time. Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am (local Malaysia time) today. Flight MH370 was operated on a Boeing B777-200 aircraft. The flight was carrying a total number of 239 passengers and crew – comprising 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew. Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. The public may contact +603 7884 1234. For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276. — The Star

SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, Saturday. In a statement issued by MAS, Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crewmembers. Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the public may contact +603 7884 1234 for further information. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/08/Missing-plane-MAS/ ———————————————————————————
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