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Officials: Malaysian airliner's communications were deliberately disabled

Malaysian prime minister Razak Najib says authorities are now trying to trace the airplane across two possible ``corridors''

Malaysia`s prime minister says investigators now know the missing Malaysian airliner's communications were deliberately disabled and that it turned back from its flight to Beijing and flew across Malaysia.
   
Razak Najib says authorities are now trying to trace the airplane across two possible ``corridors'' -- a northern corridor from the border of Kazakstan and Turkmenistan through to northern Thailand, and a southern corridor from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean.
   
Najib told a news conference this morning that the expanded search area is based on the latest satellite data.
   
An official involved in the investigation had earlier said that investigators had concluded the jet had been hijacked -- either by one of the pilots or someone else.
   
Najib, however, would not go that far -- saying no scenario for what happened to the plane had been ruled out.
   
The jet vanished a week ago on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people onboard -- including two Canadians.

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  1. Rob posted on 03/15/2014 07:26 AM
    Maybe, just maybe, one of these days the Associated Press will stop constantly showing the picture of a Boeing 747 and associate the story with the missing Boeing 777. Tends to add a little more credibility to their reporting.
    1. Kingston posted on 03/15/2014 10:03 AM
      @Rob Maybe, just maybe - no one cares about ridiculous details like that.
    2. Bettie posted on 03/15/2014 01:00 PM
      @Kingston Being an aviation enthusiast, I do care and being a news reader, I'd prefer no photo at all to an inaccurate photo. In this particular story, the configuration of the B777 as it might differ from other large aircraft such as a B747 might actually be relevant. The relatively limited access to the flight deck on a B747 because of the upper passenger deck, for example. I don't consider that a "ridiculous detail" and neither should Associated Press.
  2. therien posted on 03/15/2014 08:51 AM
    This sonds like a 1950s-style investigation involving one tack followed a few days later by another. What's needed, though, is 21st-century MBA-style investigative work that can look at all possibilities at once.
  3. john posted on 03/15/2014 10:47 AM
    it would not surprise me if it is a CIA op . thats what the alternative ( the one are not controlling government ) . news sites are saying .
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