Chinese ship to map seabed in search for MH370

May 19, 2014

Chinese ship to map seabed in search for MH370

A Chinese navy survey ship will start mapping the seabed off the west Australian coast this week in the latest phase of the search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, officials said Monday. Chinese, ...

New Malaysian budget airport opens amid MH370 mystery

May 3, 2014

New Malaysian budget airport opens amid MH370 mystery

Malaysia on Friday officially opened a new airport built specifically for the fast-growing budget-travel sector, but with the country’s aviation industry under deep scrutiny over the loss of missing Flight MH370. The much-delayed new facility near the main Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) officially ...

Malaysia releases missing plane report, reveals confusion

May 2, 2014

Malaysia releases missing plane report, reveals confusion

Malaysia on Thursday released its most comprehensive account yet of what happened to missing Flight MH370, in a preliminary report that detailed the route the plane probably took as it veered off course and revealed the confusion that followed. It showed four hours elapsed ...

Obama carefully calibrates China message during Asia tour

Apr 27, 2014

Obama carefully calibrates China message during Asia tour

President Barack Obama is hopscotching through China’s neighborhood with a carefully calibrated message for Beijing, trying both to counter and court. During visits to U.S. allies, Obama has signaled that American military power can blunt Chinese aggression in the Asia-Pacific region, even as he ...

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

Apr 25, 2014

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday. Meanwhile in Beijing, about 50 ...

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

Apr 24, 2014

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Debris described as “unidentified material” was found Wednesday on a beach near Augusta, more than 300 km south of ...

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

Apr 21, 2014

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there’s just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that’s why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country ...

Apr 19, 2014

MH370 sub hunt may end this week

A robotic minisub is expected to finish searching a narrowed-down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane this week, after completing six missions and coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. As the hunt for Flight MH370 ...