Planes

  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane? 21-04-2014 02:39 PM

    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved...
  • MH370: Malaysia Airlines to provide financial aid to families 20-04-2014 05:04 PM

    Perth: A Malaysian official met on Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin met with the...
  • Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days 20-04-2014 09:51 AM

    Sydney/Perth: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. The air, surface and underwater search is now focused on footage taken by...
  • US submarine search for Malaysian plane to be finished in a week 19-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Perth: A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said on Saturday. As the hunt for Flight...
  • Four questions about missing Malaysian plane answered 19-04-2014 12:37 PM

    Kuala Lampur: Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers. Samuel Rogers, a 20-year-old German on a backpacking trip, in Bangkok and on his way...
  • Missing Malaysian Airlines: Robotic submarine completes third search mission 17-04-2014 01:36 PM

    A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane's wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said on Thursday. Two previous missions by autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin 21, a US Navy probe equipped with side-scan sonar, to...
  • US submarine makes second dive to search for missing Malaysian plane 16-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Perth: As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight MH370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 submarine surfaced early for the second time in as many...
  • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months 15-04-2014 04:18 PM

    Sydney/Perth: A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday. The prediction...
  • Chartered planes rake in moolah this election season 14-04-2014 01:02 PM

    Around 130 air charter service operators across the country are having a "boom time" making "handsome profit" due to extensive use of helicopters and business jets by parties like BJP and Congress for electioneering, dubbed as most expensive in India's history. The sector's turn-around is significant as it was reporting...
  • List of false leads in the search for MH370 14-04-2014 11:52 AM

    If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of...
  • Australia considers deploying undersea robot in hunt for MH370 14-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Sydney/Kuala Lampur: Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth fruitless week. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared soon after taking off on March 8 from...
  • Missing Malaysian plane's black box batteries may have died 13-04-2014 12:57 PM

    Perth: Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died. Despite having no new pings to go on, crews are continuing their search Sunday for debris...
  • Signals 'rapidly fading', long jet search ahead: Australian PM 12-04-2014 08:34 PM

    Signals possibly from the black box of the ill-fated Malaysian jet were "rapidly fading" and the ongoing massive search for the plane was likely to continue "for a long time", Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday. "Given that the signal from the black box is rapidly fading, what...
  • Co-pilot of missing Malaysian plane made mid-air phone call: report 12-04-2014 01:50 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a desperate call from his mobile phone moments before the jet went off the radar with 239 people on board under mysterious circumstances on March 8. The call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone, however, ended abruptly, but not before...
  • Searchers race to find MH370; no new signals heard 12-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Perth: With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed on Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones never arrived at their destination. The ocean search area has been condensed,...
  • Australian PM confident signals coming from missing Malaysian plane 11-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Perth: Australia's prime minister said on Friday authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai, China, that search crews had significantly narrowed down the area they...
  • Malaysia plane hunt resumes amidst optimism over new 'pings' 10-04-2014 04:07 PM

    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Thursday with a renewed sense of optimism, after Australian officials said they had detected two new 'ping' signals that may have come from the plane's black box recorders. The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared more than a...
  • Flight 370 search intensifies after pings heard 10-04-2014 01:24 PM

    With hopes high that search crews are zeroing in on the missing Malaysian jetliner's crash site, ships and planes hunting for the aircraft intensified their efforts Thursday after equipment picked up sounds consistent with a plane's black box in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean. Thursday's search zone was...
  • Underwater pings relocated in hunt for Malaysian jet MH370: Australia 09-04-2014 08:54 AM

    Perth: An Australian official says equipment on a ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has relocated an underwater signal that is consistent with a plane's black boxes. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search in the southern Indian Ocean, said on Wednesday that the Australian...
  • MH370: Search planes, ships diverted to area where 'pings' detected 07-04-2014 09:27 AM

    Sydney: Some planes and ships searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the Indian Ocean moved on Monday toward waters where a Chinese vessel had picked up "ping" signals at the weekend, raising hopes of finding the airliner's black-box recorders. The black boxes, thought be to lying on the...
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar, claims report 06-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said on Sunday, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance. Malaysian authorities, citing expert analysis of satellite, radar and other data available,...
  • More ships head to probe signals in missing Malaysian plane search 06-04-2014 11:12 AM

    Perth: Naval vessels carrying sophisticated deep-sea black box detectors were rushing to the site of an "important and encouraging" lead in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner, the head of the multinational search said on Sunday. But retired Australian Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston stressed the two electronic pulses...
  • Signals detected by Chinese ship consistent with MH370 black box, confirms Australia 05-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Perth:The Australian-led joint agency coordinating the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner says electronic pulse signals reportedly detected by a Chinese ship in the southern Indian Ocean are consistent with those of an aircraft black box. Earlier on Saturday a Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 searching for the missing Malaysian...
  • Biggest search yet for missing Malaysian jet 05-04-2014 11:05 AM

    Four weeks after the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner, searchers on Saturday launched the most intensive hunt yet in the southern Indian Ocean, trying to find the plane's black box recorders before their batteries run out. Up to 10 military planes, three civilian jets and 11 ships will scour...
  • MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know? 04-04-2014 06:49 PM

    At the time - the evening of March 24 - it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for. In a hastily called speech, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that an unprecedented analysis of satellite signals concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended" deep in the Indian Ocean,...
  • Hunt for Malaysian plane heads underwater to find black box 04-04-2014 01:47 PM

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in remote seas off Australia headed underwater on Friday, with a US Navy high tech "black box" locator deployed for the first time as the battery life of the cockpit data recorder dwindles. Australian authorities said the so-called Towed Pinger Locator will...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: All passengers cleared of any role in hijacking 02-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: A criminal probe into four specific areas including hijacking and sabotage has cleared all 227 passengers aboard the ill-fated Flight MH370, Malaysian police chief said on Wednesday. Investigators have cleared all 227 passengers of any role in hijacking or sabotage and of having personal or psychological issues that...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: UK submarine joins in search 02-04-2014 11:33 AM

    Perth: The prolonged search for the crashed airliner continued on Wednesday as a British nuclear submarine joined the multinational hunt in the Indian Ocean, ahead of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's visit. Razak will visit the RAAF Pearce air base - the departure point for the seven-nation search for the...
  • MH370 cockpit-ATC talk shows nothing abnormal: Malaysia 01-04-2014 06:18 PM

    The Malaysian government on Tuesday released the 64-minute transcript of communications between the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and the air traffic controller (ATC) and said it revealed nothing "abnormal". Acting Transport Minister Hishammudin Hussein said in a statement on Tuesday that the transcript has been shared with the families...
  • Malaysia changes last words from missing plane, hunt goes on 01-04-2014 07:09 AM

    The last words from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian airliner were a standard "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", Malaysian authorities said, changing their account of the critical last communication from a more casual "All right, good night." The correction almost four weeks after Flight MH370 vanished was made...