France provided new satellite images Sunday showing possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Malaysian officials said, as searchers combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean tried to locate a pallet that could be a key clue in solving one of the world's great aviation mysteries.
More planes joined the search Sunday of a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone.
Beijing released Saturday a new satellite image of a large floating object possibly linked to missing Malaysian flight MH370, boosting search efforts as anger with the pace of the operation boiled over among Chinese relatives in Beijing.
The first plane sent Friday to fly over one of the remotest places on Earth returned empty handed from its hunt through rough seas for objects that may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australian officials said.
Angry Chinese relatives tried to gatecrash Malaysia's tightly controlled daily media briefing on the missing plane Wednesday in chaotic scenes underlining the frustrations surrounding the 12-day search.
It's apparently a challenge to find people satisfied with the Malaysian government's performance in its search for flight 370: A mainstream daily newspaper ran a story Monday on praise being lavished by an anonymous Facebook user from Sweden.
Intelligence checks on 153 Chinese passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner produced no red flags, China said Tuesday, as Malaysia marshaled ships and planes from 26 countries to search an area the size of Australia.
Malaysia said Sunday the number of countries searching for a missing airliner had nearly doubled to 25 as a full-scale criminal probe into its disappearance got under way, with particular scrutiny of the pilots.
The captain of a missing Malaysian jet is an engineering buff who assembled his own home flight simulator, while friends of the co-pilot have defended his reputation after one report portrayed him as a cockpit Casanova.
A missing Malaysian airliner was apparently deliberately diverted and flown for hours after vanishing from radar, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday, stopping short of confirming a hijack but taking the “excruciating” jet drama into uncharted new territory.2 Comments