Skip to content

Nuclear sub join search for missing Malaysian jet

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/2/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Authorities warn that reason behind disappearance may never be known

A British nuclear sub with underwater search capabilities has joined in the hunt for missing Malaysian jet MH370. Malaysian police warned the cause of the jet's mysterious disappearance may never be known. It's been more than three weeks after the flight's March 8 disappearance. Unless the black box is found, they warn the mystery may never be solved.

Najib Razak, Malaysia's prime minister gives the latest update on the search for the missing Malaysian Air Flight 370 during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Najib Razak, Malaysia's prime minister gives the latest update on the search for the missing Malaysian Air Flight 370 during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
4/2/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Missing plane, Australia, nuclear sub


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Experts warn that time is quickly running out. The battery-powered signal from MH370's black box, which records flight data and cockpit voice communications that could hold clues in the mystery usually lasts only about 30 days.

Current searches in the remote waters southwest of Perth where Malaysia believes the jet went down have all been for naught. Ships and planes have found no debris that would indicate a crash site.

It is better to light one tiny candle than to curse the darkness --

Malaysian Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar says that a three-week-old criminal investigation into what caused the flight with 239 people aboard to veer far from its route between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing had so far been inconclusive.

"Give us more time," Khalid told reporters in Kuala Lumpur. "We may not even know the real cause of this incident."

Khalid says that all passengers aboard the plane had been "cleared" of suspicion. Police also are investigating the backgrounds of the plane's 12 crew, as well as ground staff and flight engineers, for signs of a hijack or sabotage plot.

Ten planes and nine ships resumed the hunt although authorities warned clouds, fog and isolated thunderstorms would reduce visibility.

Britain's Royal Navy said the first submarine in the operation -- HMS Tireless -- has arrived in the area and "with her advanced underwater search capability will be able to contribute to the attempts to locate the missing plane."

Australia has warned against expectations of quick success in the difficult task of recovering the black box from the deep and vast seas.

Retired Australian air chief marshal Angus Houston, who is heading a new coordination center in Perth, reiterated that the odds are bleak.

"The reality is it's the most complex and challenging search and recovery operation I've ever seen," he told national radio.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib is due to arrive in Perth. He will tour the air base being used as a staging post for the search and meet with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott.

Marked by piecemeal and occasionally contradictory information, Malaysia's handling of the crisis has been widely questioned, especially by distraught relatives of the 153 Chinese nationals aboard.

Many have alleged incompetence or even a cover-up by Malaysia, straining ties between the two countries, although the rhetoric has eased in recent days.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Asia Pacific

Indian Christian martyred following shocking punishment in freezing winter pond Watch

Image of Christians are often tortured in India.

A Christian couple was punished for refusing to denounce their faith. The penalty for their faith is beyond cruel and resulted in one man ... continue reading


Teen reveals signs of STIGMATA and weeps blood DAILY Watch

Image of The newest face of the Stigmata.

Akhilesh Raghuvanshi has been bleeding from his eyes and hairline since he was 10-years-old in what many believe is a rare stigmata ... continue reading


Are they ALL pedophiles? Shocking statistic from reveals rate of clergy sex abuse in Church Watch

Image of The Commission is established to investigate systematic abuse in various agencies including the government and Church.

About seven percent of Church staff in Australia could be pedophiles, alleges a study performed by Australian authorities. The study ... continue reading


'I am ashamed of the things I read about the Philippines' - Archbishop laments the violent clash between Duterte's policies and the toll on the Church Watch

Image of Protestors call for an end to violence.

Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs began, at least 2,250 drug suspects have been killed by police and at least 3,700 ... continue reading


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacks the Catholic Church - Claims hypocrisy, corruption and ignominy Watch

Image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells bishops he will resign if they do.

In a heated speech following a meeting with the grieving families of fallen police officers on Tuesday, Philippines President Rodrigo ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.