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3/10/2014 (1 year ago)

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All physical evidence, such as debris has yet to be found

Called an unprecedented mystery, the Malaysian airliner that vanished off of all of the world's navigational equipment an hour into its flight to China has left experts stunned and scrambling for answers. The massive air and sea search now has yet to uncover any trace of the plane or 239 people on board.

The missing Boeing 777-200ER departed from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The search for the missing plane will widen shortly.

The missing Boeing 777-200ER departed from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The search for the missing plane will widen shortly.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/10/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Missing plane, evidence, passports, security, Malaysia


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Dozens of ships and aircraft from 10 countries have scoured the seas around Malaysia and south of Vietnam. Various theories have been raised over possible security lapses and whether a bomb or hijacking attempt was involved.

The missing Boeing 777-200ER departed from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The search for the missing plane will widen shortly, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the head of Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority, told reporters.

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People armed with explosives and carrying false identity papers had tried to fly out of Kuala Lumpur in the past, authorities say. Current investigations were focused on two passengers who were on the missing plane with stolen passports.

"We have stopped men with false or stolen passports and carrying explosives, who have tried to get past KLIA (airport) security and get on to a plane," Azharuddin said. "There have been two or three incidents, but I will not divulge the details."

Interpol has confirmed that at least two passengers used stolen passports. The agency is now investigating whether others aboard had used false identity documents.

Azharuddin said a hijacking attempt could not be ruled out as investigators explore all theories for the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

"Unfortunately we have not found anything that appears to be objects from the aircraft, let alone the aircraft," he said. "As far as we are concerned, we have to find the aircraft. We have to find a piece of the aircraft if possible."

The two men with stolen passports reportedly did not look like Asians. Airport CCTV footage showed they completed all security procedures, he said.

"We are looking at the possibility of a stolen passport syndicate," he said.

About two-thirds of the 227 passengers and 12 crew members presumed to have died aboard the plane were Chinese. The airline said other nationalities included 38 Malaysians, seven Indonesians, six Australians, five Indians, four French and three Americans.

The nation of china is anxious for answers. "This incident happened more than two days ago, and we hope that the Malaysians can fully understand the urgency of China, especially of the family members, and can step up the speed of the investigation and increase efforts on search and rescue," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters in Beijing.

Preliminary investigations said the failure to find any debris indicated the plane may have broken up mid-flight, which could disperse wreckage over a very wide area.

"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.

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