The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has still yielded no results. It was three days ago when the flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members vanished while leaving no trace of its’ whereabouts. The flight took off from Kuala Lumpur shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday (1 p.m. Friday ET). According to reports, squads of investigators from many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, the United States, China and Singapore have been in a frantic pursuit to locate this missing airliner. Apparently since there have been no leads, the search has been expanded to include a larger portion of the Gulf of Thailand between Vietnam and Malaysia.
Yesterday there were reports that an oil slick that was found was thought to give the searchers hope of finding the missing aircraft but that turned out to be fuel oil that is usually used in airships.
According to CNN “The focus has now shifted to the Andaman Sea, near Thailand’s border, after radar data indicated the plane may have turned around to head back to Kuala Lumpur.
But the pilot apparently gave no signal to authorities that he was turning around.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., planes flew over the vast waters. Ships searched through the night.”
Discussion is still underway about people believed to be on the plane using stolen passports.
Rob Broomby reports:
“Two passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were travelling on stolen passports, officials have confirmed.
The passengers – travelling with Italian and Austrian passports that had been stolen in Thailand – purchased their plane tickets at the same time, and were both booked on the same onward flight from Beijing to Europe on Saturday.
But how were they able to board the plane with the invalid documents?”
How they were able to board the plane with invalid passports is a discussion that will be held for a long time coming.