Apr 12, 2014

Malaysia Airlines co-pilot 'made call'

The co-pilot of missing Malaysian Flight MH370 attempted to make a midflight call from his cellphone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said Saturday, citing investigators. The call ended abruptly possibly “because the aircraft was fast moving away from the ...

Fading signals add urgency to search for missing Malaysian jet

Apr 12, 2014

Fading signals add urgency to search for missing Malaysian jet

The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board may have died. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned Friday that signals ...

Australian leader Abbott confident signals are from Flight 370

Apr 11, 2014

Australian leader Abbott confident signals are from Flight 370

Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet’s black boxes, Australia’s prime minister said Friday, raising hopes they are near solving one of aviation’s most perplexing mysteries. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai that crews ...

New signal spurs search for missing MH370 black boxes

Apr 11, 2014

New signal spurs search for missing MH370 black boxes

The logging of a fifth signal spurred Friday’s hunt for missing Malaysian airliner MH370 as search crews work round-the-clock to find elusive wreckage in the southern Indian Ocean. The Australian-led operation out of a Perth air base is racing to gather as many signals ...

New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

Apr 10, 2014

New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

An Australian aircraft hunting for the missing Malaysian jet picked up a new possible underwater signal on Thursday in the same area search crews detected sounds earlier in the week that were consistent with an aircraft’s black boxes. The Australian navy P-3 Orion, which ...

More 'pings' raise hopes Flight 370 will be found

Apr 10, 2014

More 'pings' raise hopes Flight 370 will be found

Planes and ships hunting for the missing Malaysian jetliner zeroed in on a targeted patch of the Indian Ocean on Thursday after a navy ship picked up underwater signals that are consistent with a plane’s black box. Thursday’s search zone was the smallest yet ...

More underwater pings heard in hunt for Flight MH370

Apr 9, 2014

More underwater pings heard in hunt for Flight MH370

A ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more signals that are consistent with a plane’s black boxes, the Australian official in charge of the search said Wednesday. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search for the ...

Apr 8, 2014

Costs skyrocket in search for Flight MH370

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is on track to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, becoming the most expensive search in aviation history with 26 countries contributing planes, ships, submarines and satellites to the international effort. A month into the search ...

MH370: Hunt for more 'pings' may go on for days before sub launch

Apr 8, 2014

MH370: Hunt for more 'pings' may go on for days before sub launch

Search crews hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet have failed to relocate faint sounds heard deep below the Indian Ocean that officials said were consistent with a plane’s black boxes, the head of the search operation said Tuesday. Angus Houston, the retired Australian ...