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9:30 am : No trace of missing jet yet, Malaysia Airlines says it's focussed on families welfareOn Day 5 there continues to be no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight yet.In a brief statement today, Malaysia Airlines has said that it continues to focus on the welfare of the relatives of the missing passengers."The welfare of both the crew and passengers families remain our focus. We urge everyone to respect the feelings of the families involved," the airline said.8:55 am: Controversy over first officer's conduct, Malaysia Airlines says its probingQuestions have been raised over the first officer of the flight and his conduct after a woman said he had earlier invited her and friends to the cockpit in a breach of security.The woman, Jonti Roos, said in an interview with Australia's Channel Nine TV that she and her friend were invited to fly in the cockpit by Hamid and the pilot between Phuket, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur in December 2011. The TV channel showed pictures of the four in the cockpit.Malaysia Airlines said it was taking the report seriously."Malaysia Airlines has become aware of the allegations being made against First Officer Fariq Ab Hamid which we take very seriously. We are shocked by these allegations. We have not been able to confirm the validity of the pictures and videos of the alleged incident," the airline said.8:20 am: Malaysian air chief denies saying that jet was spotted over Malacca straitsThe Royal Malaysian Air Force has issued a statement saying that reports attributing a quote to an official about the missing Malaysia Airlines jet heading for the Malacca strait was not correct."I wish to state that I did not make any such statements," air force chief Rodzali Daud said in a statement on Wednesday.8:15 am: Chinese relatives criticise Malay envoy at Beijing meetThe Straits Times reported that the Malaysian envoy who went to China to meet with relatives of missing passengers faced a lot of criticism but has promised all of them visas to go to Kuala Lumpur."I would like to guarantee you Malaysia government is doing everything it can," Datuk Iskandar Sarudi was quoted as saying by the newspaper on Twitter.Some relatives complained they were still to receive visas, to which he responded by promising them immediately."Come to me and I'll give visa immediately, multiple entry," he was quoted as saying.The meeting lasted almost two hours before it ended, the newspaper reported.8:00 am: China to add two more jets to the search operationsChina's air force will add two planes to the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, the country's civil aviation chief said, adding that search and rescue efforts would be broadened to include land areas.07:30 am: Vietnam scales down search for Malaysia Airlines flightVietnam said on Wednesday it was scaling back the search in Vietnamese waters for a Malaysian Airlines jetliner missing for four days, a senior official told Reuters."We still have plans to search with a few flights today, while other activities are suspended," Deputy Transport Minister Pham Quy Tieu, who heads the Vietnam search, told reporters.Tieu said searches by ships were being suspended.He said Vietnam had asked Malaysian authorities for information about reports that the plane, carrying 239 passengers and crew, had changed direction after its last known contact on Saturday but it had yet to receive any response.07:00 am: Malaysian Authorities believe plane turned around, flew for miles before vanishingThe Malaysian military believes an airliner missing for almost four days with 239 people on board flew for more than an hour after vanishing from air traffic control screens, changing course and travelling west over the Strait of Malacca, a senior military source said.Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing.At the time it was roughly midway between Malaysia's east coast town of Kota Bharu and the southern tip of Vietnam, flying at 35,000 ft (10,670 metres)."It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the military official, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.End of updates for 11 March8.01 pm: Kin of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines refuse moneyThe families of those who were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight have refused compensation money of 3,040 from the airlines."It is all about the people the people on the plane. We just want them back, AFP quoted one of the relatives of a passenger as saying.7.55 pm: Malaysian PM gets direct briefing on search operationsThe Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today attended a meeting over the sear operations.PM Najib requested a direct briefing on SAR ops for #MH370 by relevant authorities after parliament session -Admin pic.twitter.com/l3pGs7eZ49 Mohd Najib Tun Razak (@NajibRazak) March 11, 2014 4.00 pm: Malaysia military track plane to Malacca straitAir Force chief Rodzali Daud has now confirmed that based on military radar readings from its station in Butterworth, the missing flight MH370 may have turned west after Kota Bahru and flew past the east coast and Kedah."The last time the plane was detected was near Pulau Perak, in the Straits of Malacca, at 2.40am," Berita Harian quotes Rodzali as saying.This contradicts earlier reports that the aircraft had disappeared from radar screens 120 nautical miles off Kota Bharu and over the South China Sea, at 1.30am on 8 March.The Utusan Malaysia newspaper reported that 20,000 fishermen nationwide have been roped in to help in the search-and-rescue operation.The newspaper quoted Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob as saying that this would involve 1,788 fishing boats around the waters off Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis, Perak and Penang.The fishermen were roped in at the request of acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.3.45 pm:Malaysia to start searching Malacca strait for missing jetMalaysia says it may have tracked the missing plane near the Malacca strait. The Malaysian military has said that it believes that it has picked up radar signals from the plane off Malacca.The Airline had earlier said that the widened search included northern parts of the Malacca Strait, on the opposite side of the Malay Peninsula and far west of the plane's last known location.According to the Telegraph, Malaysian civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman would not explain why crews were searching there, saying rather cryptically, "There are some things that I can tell you and some things that I can't."2:45 pm: More images of the duo who boarded with stolen passportsMalaysian police release photo of men who used fake passports on missing flight #MH370. http://t.co/ebhc1vC4zd pic.twitter.com/mA6FZJla5j Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 11, 20141:15 pm: Malaysian authorities release image of Iranian asylum seeker#Malaysia Immigration DG holds up a handout of the 19-year-old Iranian man who boarded #MH370 using a stolen passport pic.twitter.com/UqMrry4IXp Sri Jegarajah (@cnbcSri) March 11, 201412:40 pm: Malaysian authorities said that passenger with stolen passport identified as 19-year-old Iranian, no terror linksMalaysian authorities have claimed that the standard operating procedure was followed throughout in the case of the two passengers who boarded the flight with stolen passports. A Malaysian authority said that the immigration officials who had checked the two passports had followed all procedures before allowing them to board the flight. "We are getting details of all the passengers and are verifying all their backgrounds," a Malaysian official said. The official confirmed that they had verified the identity of one of the passengers who had boarded the flight with a stolen pasport. "The one person has been identified as an Iranian and was 19 years of age," the official said. "We do not believe he is likely to be a member of any terrorist group," the official said. The authorities are still verifying the identity of the second person who had boarded the flight with a stolen authority. Security officials have been raising doubts about the fact that the flight may have been downed by a terror strike and the latest revelation by Malaysian authorities only gives further credence to it.12:25 pm: Images from the ongoing searchChinese navy vessel, helicopter search for missing Flight MH370, nothing found yet (Photo by Bai Ruixue) pic.twitter.com/TgSg8dN95t China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 11, 2014 Chinese navy vessel, the Jinggangshan, searches for missing Flight MH370 (Photo by Bai Ruixue) pic.twitter.com/Q5MOzwO7kI China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 11, 201410:50 am: China and Vietnam say they are expanding search effortsXinhua quoted a senior Vietnamese official as saying that they are widening the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. Although the chances are remote, Vietnam will not give up until the Boeing 777 aircraft is located, Pham Quy Tieu, who is also deputy transport minister was quoted as saying by the news agency. The news agency also quoted He Jianzhong, chief of China's Maritime Search and Rescue Center and vice minister of transport as saying that three more ships would join search efforts. The report said that with the increase in vessels the rescue team from China will have increased to a total of six vessels and three helicopters.9:15 am: Malaysia Airlines says area under search has widened, aircraft was fine before flightMalaysia Airlines has said that search and rescue teams had widened the area in which they are searching for the missing aircraft. "The focus now is on the West Peninsular of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca. The authorities are looking at a possibility of an attempt made by MH370 to turn back to Subang. All angles are being looked at," the airline said in a statement today. The airline has given the last location of the flight as 065515 North (longitude) and 1033443 East (latitude) before it vanished off the radar. The airline said that search was also being carried out in land area that lie between the water bodies. Also all the oil slick samples that were found by rescue teams have been verified as not being from the missing aircraft. The airline has also sought to dispel any doubts over the maintenance of the aircraft and said that it had undergone maintenance just 10 days before it went missing. "The next check is due on 19 June 2014. The maintenance was conducted at the KLIA hangar and there were no issues on the health of the aircraft," Malaysia Airlines said. Despite having all the tool required to send information to the ground in the event of distress, the airline said that it hadn't received any data about the flight. "All Malaysia Airlines aircraft are equipped with continuous data monitoring system called the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) which transmits data automatically. Nevertheless, there were no distress calls and no information was relayed," the airline said.8:45 am: First batch of relatives reaches Kuala LumpurThe first batch of passengers' relatives from Beijing has arrived in Kuala Lumpur even as the search for the missing aircraft continues. "According to the joint working group of the Chinese government who received the family members at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, there are twelve relatives of the passengers, including nine Chinese and three Indians," the report said.8:15 am: Passengers' phones continue to ringDespite the complete lack of information about the Malaysia Airlines flight, relatives of the passengers continue to hold out hope given that the phones are still reachable and keep ringing. The Mirror reports that relatives of passengers are successfully able to call those on board the flight but the calls keep ringing without any answer. Malaysia Airlines officials have said that they were also able to 'reach' mobile phones of missing crew but there was no answer and they are probing whether it can help locate the jet, International Business Times reported While some of the relatives are alleging they aren't being told the entire truth, others are hopeful that the mobile signals could in some way be used to triangulate the location of the missing aircraft.8:00 am: Vietnamese official says chances of finding MH370 remoteXinhua on Twitter quoted a Vietnamese official that it was unlikely that the missing Malaysian jet would be found:#MH370 VIETNAMESE OFFICIAL SAYS CHANCES OF FINDING MH370 REMOTE Xinhua International (@Xinhua_Intl) March 11, 20147:30 pm: Malaysia Airlines says it is setting up response unit for family membersMalaysia Airlines says that as the wait continues for search and rescue units to find the plane, a Response Coordination Centre will be established once the aircraft is located. The airline is also expected to fly relatives of the passengers from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur today.7:15 am: Boeing joins search for missing Malaysia Airlines flightAFP reports that Boeing has joined anofficial US team investigating the still-mysteriousdisappearance of a Malaysia Airlines 777 aircraft, feared tohave plunged into the Gulf of Thailand. Boeing said yesterday it would act as technical advisorto the US National Transportation Safety Board team already inSoutheast Asia to offer assistance.7:00 am: Investigators doubt that terror attack downed planeInvestigators in Malaysia are voicing skepticism that the airliner that disappeared early Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack, U.S. and European government sources close to the probe told Reuters. Neither Malaysia's Special Branch, the agency leading the investigation locally, nor spy agencies in the United States and Europe have ruled out the possibility that militants may have been involved in downing Malaysia Airlines FlightMH370. In a detailed analysis of the antecedents of the two passengers who boarded the ill fated MH70 with stolen passports, the Financial Times found that the duo with stolen passports may have been aiming to illegally emigrate to Europe and may have been on the Malaysia Airlines flight by a quirk of ticketing. The report quoted Benjaporn Krutnait, the travel agent who had booked the two tickets as saying that an Iranian contact, 'Mr Ali' had asked for the tickets to be booked on the cheapest route possible. She had attempted to book the duo on two other airlines initially. The report states: But the tickets expired when Ms Benjaporn did not hear back from Mr Ali. When he contacted her again on Thursday, she rebooked the men on the Malaysia Airlines flight through Beijing because it was the cheapest available. Ms Benjaporn booked the tickets through China Southern Airlines via a code share arrangement. She said that she had been booking tickets for the Iranian contact for almost three years on an average of once a month and there was no evidence to suggest 'Mr Ali' knew they had stolen passports.Read the complete Financial Times article hereEnd of updates for 10 March 8.10 pm: China deploys satellites to search missing Malaysian plane As the Malaysian government fails to get any leads on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, China has now deployed satellites to locate the aircraft.China has adjusted the operations of orbiting satellites to help in the search of the missing flight MH370. China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 10, 20146.51 pm: Unhappy China sends officials to Malaysia to help search ops Frustrated with the search operations by Malaysia, China has now sent officials to Kuala Lumpur to help the operation.10 Chinese govt delegates arrive at 9pm to provide assistance to M'sia & ensure safety,comfort to family members of #MissingMH370 passengers New Straits Times (@NST_Online) March 10, 20145.58 pm: Search ops being intensified, says Malaysian minister Malaysian civil aviation minister Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said during a press conference that the search areas for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight was being increased. Rahman was quoted by The Guardian as saying, "the search area is being increased and that the operation is being intensified. Investigators have examined the CCTV footage of passengers boarding the plane, and said all the security procedures were complied with." He also said that those travelling with fake passports on the flight weren't 'Asian looking.' "Asked to clarify the appearance of passengers on stolen passports, Rahman bizarrely suggested they looked like the black Italian footballer Mario Balotelli," The Guardian Said. 5.50 pm: No trace of Malaysian plane despite massive search ops Ships from six navies, dozens of military aircraft, sweeps with radar technology that can spot a soccer ball from hundreds of feet in the air - all have failed to find a single confirmed trace of a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished three days ago. For the sailors and aircrew, it has been a frustrating operation. One reported sighting of the plane's tail turned out to be a few logs tied together. On Monday, a Vietnamese jet spotted what it believed was a yellow airline life raft floating in the sea. A helicopter scrambled to investigate pulled a moss-covered cable reel cover from the sea. The massive search is mainly in a 50-nautical mile radius from the point of last radar contact with the plane, midway between Malaysia's east coast and the southern tip of Vietnam. It's an area of about 27,000 sq km (10,500 sq miles) that includes parts of the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea. There was little commercial shipping in the area on Monday when a Reuters photographer boarded a Vietnamese air force Antonov-26, a Soviet-era transporter, on an aerial sweep. The plane spent two-and-a-half hours circling a 400 sq km (155 sq mile) area at about 6,500 ft (1,980 metres), but found nothing as crew members peered down with binoculars. "The main challenge that we face during these searches is that we have to search with bare eyes from a high altitude," said Captain Vu Duc Long of Vietnam's 918 Squadron. "We sent out three planes this morning, two conducting the search and the other being the commanding craft. But as of right now, we haven't found anything." No confirmed sighting of any debris or part of the plane has been reported since flight MH370 vanished from radar screens early on Saturday morning, about an hour into a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Scores of potential sightings have been checked out. Typically, aircraft report sightings of objects in the water, if possible with photographs, to Malaysian authorities who are coordinating the search. The nearest low-flying aircraft, helicopter or ships are sent to verify the reports. 5.08 pm: Oil slick on South China sea may not be from Malaysian plane#MissingMH370 : Oil slick sample found about 100 nautical miles off the coast of Kelantan is not from MH370: MMEA New Straits Times (@NST_Online) March 10, 20144:30 pm: People with stolen passports may not have had any terror links, says travel agent In a detailed analysis of the antecedents of the two passengers who boarded the ill fated MH70 with stolen passports, the Financial Times found that the duo may have been aiming to illegally emigrate to Europe and may have been on the Malaysia Airlines flight by a quirk of ticketing. The report quoted Benjaporn Krutnait, the travel agent who had booked the two tickets as saying that an Iranian contact, 'Mr Ali' had asked for the tickets to be booked on the cheapest route possible. She had attempted to book the duo on two other airlines initially. The report states: But the tickets expired when Ms Benjaporn did not hear back from Mr Ali. When he contacted her again on Thursday, she rebooked the men on the Malaysia Airlines flight through Beijing because it was the cheapest available. Ms Benjaporn booked the tickets through China Southern Airlines via a code share arrangement. She said that she had been booking tickets for the Iranian contact for almost three years on an average of once a month and there was no evidence to suggest 'Mr Ali' knew they had stolen passports. Read the complete Financial Times article here 3:40 pm: 'Yellow object' not a life raft from missing aircraft The Guardian quotes officials from the Vietnamese authority for civil aviation as saying that the 'yellow object' has been verified as not being from the missing Boeing 777. Reuters reports that a Vietnamese rescue helicopter has retrieved a floating yellow object from the sea and determined it was not a life raft from a missing Malaysian plane, as was earlier suspected, the country's civil aviation authority said. "It has salvaged the object, at the notice and request by Malaysia's rescue centre, 130 km southwest of Tho Chu island. The object has been identified as a moss-covered cap of a cable reel," the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on its website. It did not specify whether or not the object was part of a plane but said photographs would be sent to its command centre. 3:20 pm: Passenger with stolen passport identified, says Malaysian police CNN-IBN reports that the Malaysian Police has identified one of the persons who boarded the ill fated MH70 flight with a stolen passport. However the police are tight lipped about the details of the passenger for now and haven't listed his nationality but clarified that he wasn't Malaysian. 3:15 pm: Malaysia Airlines says it has set up emergency response unit Malaysia Airlines has issued another update in which it said that it is working with Chinese authorities to fly the next of kin to Kuala Lumpur as the hunt for the missing aircraft continues. "Malaysia Airlines is deploying an additional aircraft to bring the families from Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on 11 March 2014," the airline said in a statement. The airline has refused to comment on the reports about two of the passengers boarding the flight with stolen passports and said that it had given all flight details to authorities. 3:00 pm: China sends oil spill samples for analysis Xinuha reports that Chinese marine police has found traces of an oil spill in the region they are patrolling and have sent it for analysis:Chinese marine police have found oil slicks in waters around search site for missing Malaysian plane and sent samples for analysis. China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 10, 20141:55 pm: Vietnam scrambles rescue copters to check suspected aircraft debris Vietnam has scrambled rescue helicopters to check a "yellow object" floating in its waters that rescue teams suspect could be a life raft from a Malaysian plane that went missing with 239 people aboard, a minister was quoted as saying by Reuters. A Vietnamese jet had seen the object earlier on Monday but was unable to get close enough to determine what it was, Pham Quy Tieu, Vice Transport Minister and deputy head of the country's rescue committee, told Reuters. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on its website searches were being conducted about 140 km (90 miles) southwest of Tho Chu island, which is located about 200 km off the coast of southern Vietnam. 1:45 pm: Malaysian govt says no evidence of crash found yet The Malaysian government said that they were investigating how the passengers with stolen passports had managed to board the flight and would work to prevent it in the future, but their present focus remained the finding of the aircraft. The acting transport minister said that he was in talks with the US to discuss biometrics and other aspects concerning the passengers who had boarded the aircraft using forged passports. Meanwhile Malaysia Airlines said that they had spoken with Chinese officials regarding the ongoing search operations.We're now working closely with the government of China reps here at KUL command centre for smooth & accurate flow of information on MH370 Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) March 10, 2014 12.10 am: Malaysia Airlines shares plummet following crash The share prices of Malaysia Airlines have fallen on Monday, even as investigators struggled to understand what happened to the MH370 flight that disappeared on Saturday. Shares in the firm recovered some of the early fall, but are already down more than 30 percent for the year, reported BBC News. China Southern, which operated Flight 370 as a code share, also saw its shares fall by more than 3 percent, the report added. 11.48 am: Suspect passengers had 'Asian features', says Malaysia Interior Ministry Malaysia's interior minister said two passengers who used stolen passports to board a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing with 239 people aboard had "Asian facial features", according to a report. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished over waters somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam early on Saturday about an hour after taking off. Fears of a terror attack have surfaced after it was revealed that at least two passengers boarded the plane with stolen passports one from Italy and one from Austria. The passport owners have been found to be safe. I am still puzzled how come (immigration officers) cannot think: an Italian and Austrian but with Asian facial features," Home Minister Zahid Hamidi was quoted as saying late Sunday by Malaysia's national news agency Bernama. The report did not elaborate. Malaysian officials had earlier said they were examining CCTV images of the passengers. "We will conduct an internal probe, particularly on the officers who were on duty at the KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) immigration counter during flight MH370," Zahid said. 9:40 am: Need to find evidence before verifying theories, says Malaysian govt The Malaysian government said despite the various theories they have no evidence that lends credence to any of them. "We are equally puzzled as well. To confirm what happened on board that aircraft we need concrete evidence for analysis," the director of civil aviation in the Malaysian government said. He said that they had taken help from experts around the world and it was important for them to find the aircraft. "Authorities concerned are investigating the case. They are going through all the records and footage and once we have something we will inform you," he said. He said there were 5 persons who had not flown on the aircraft and they had removed the luggage of all those who had checked in but hadn't boarded the aircraft. 8:55 am: Who were the Indians on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight There were five Indians and one person of India origin on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Here are their profiles. 8:50 am: China says warship reaches suspected crash site China has said that a warship has reached the suspected site of the crash. However, it has no information on finding any evidence of it just yet.Chinese warship Mianyang arrives in suspected site of missing Malaysian plane China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 10, 20148:35 pm : China, Malaysia hold talks on search mission Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Sunday asked Malaysia to continue search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 239 people on board, reports IANS. Every minute counts as the plane has lost contact for about 40 hours, Xinhua quoted Wang telling his Malaysian counterpart, Anifah Aman, during a telephone conversation. Search and rescue should not stop so long as there is a glimmer of hope, he added. Wang has also asked Malaysia to inform the Chinese side of any developments without delay. Wang requested help and cooperation from Malaysia as China's rescue ships are heading for the related sea waters. The Chinese government and people attach great importance to the issue, Wang said. The Malaysian foreign minister said his country was sparing no effort in search for the missing aircraft and would keep close communication and coordination with China. Wang also discussed the plane crash with Vietnamese Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh over phone, expressing the hope the Vietnamese side will assist the Chinese side in continuing exerting all efforts for launching search and rescue operations. 8:20 am: Vietnam says door of jet not found Associated Press quoted a Vietnamese official as saying that searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777. Doan Huu Gia, the chief of search and rescue coordination center, said Monday that six planes and seven ships from Vietnam were searching for the object but nothing had been found. 7:50 am: Malaysia Airlines says still no confirmation on missing aircraft After 48 hours, Malaysia Airlines says it still has no evidence about the missing flight MH370 and despite speculation had no confirmation about the debris from the aircraft. "Despite not being able to establish any positive findings on the whereabouts of the aircraft, Malaysia Airlines has been actively cooperating with the search and rescue authorities coordinated by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCA)," the airline said in a statement. "DCA has confirmed that search and rescue teams from Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and the United States of America have come forward to assist. We are grateful for these efforts," he said. The airline said it was providing all possible facilities to the next of kin of the missing passengers as they awaited further updates. "Initial financial assistance has been given out to all families over and above their basic needs," the airline said. Families from other nations apart from China have been arriving at Kuala Lumpur since early yesterday and more are expected to arrive today, Malaysia Airlines said. 7:10 am: Images of the oil spill that is alleged to be from Malaysia Airlines flight Chinese news agency, Xinhua has tweeted some images of the ongoing search and rescue operations and the oil spill that is suspected to be the result of the Malaysia Airlines flight crashing:Aerial view of oil slick at sea on March 9 from Vietnamese military helicopter in search of missing Flight MH370 pic.twitter.com/hxVQZYz8jB China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 10, 2014 A crew member searches sea surface on March 9 for missing Flight MH370 from a Vietnamese military helicopter pic.twitter.com/ScjGDNbkTx China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 10, 20147:05 am: Malaysia Airlines says no update yet on the search operations While there is speculation that the door may have been found, Malaysia Airlines says the search operations are still ongoing and had this to say on Twitter:As the day starts search & rescue operations continue to locate MH370. Our thoughts are with those involved as we wait for further updates. Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) March 10, 20147:00 am: Vietnamese authorities say they may have found door of aircraft Associated Press reports that Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777 on Sunday, while questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated aircraft using stolen passports. Interpol confirmed it knew about the stolen passports but said no authorities checked its vast databases on stolen documents before the Boeing jetliner departed Saturday from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing with 239 people on board. Warning "only a handful of countries" routinely make such checks, Interpol secretary general Ronald Noble chided authorities for "waiting for a tragedy to put prudent security measures in place at borders and boarding gates." More than two days after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, the final minutes before its disappearance remained a mystery. The plane lost contact with ground controllers somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam. However, searchers in a low-flying plane spotted an object that appeared to be one of the plane's doors, the state-run Thanh Nien newspaper said, citing the deputy chief of staff of Vietnam's army, Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan. Two ships from the maritime police were headed to the site about 60 miles (90 kilometers) south of Tho Chu island in the Gulf of Thailand, the same area where oil slicks were spotted Saturday. "From this object, hopefully (we) will find the missing plane," Tuan said. The jetliner apparently fell from the sky at cruising altitude in fine weather, and the pilots were either unable or had no time to send a distress signal unusual circumstances under which a modern jetliner operated by a professional airline would crash. End of updates for 9 March 9:30 pm According to a Reuters report,officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner with 239 people on board are narrowing the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that it disintegrated in mid-flight. "The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet," a source, who is involved in the investigations in Malaysia, told Reuters. If the plane had plunged intact from such a height, breaking up only on impact with the water, search teams would have expected to find a fairly concentrated pattern of debris, the source added. The source was speaking shortly before Vietnamese authorities said a military plane had spotted at sea an object suspected to be part of the missing airliner. Asked about the possibility of an explosion, such as a bomb, the source said there was no evidence yet of foul play and that the aircraft could have broken up due to mechanical issues. 9:00 pm Vietnam reports object in sea that may be part of missing jet A Vietnamese navy plane has spotted an object suspected of belonging to the Malaysian jetliner that went missing, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on its website on Sunday. The authority said it was too dark to be certain the object was part of the missing plane, and that more aircraft would be dispatched to investigate the site, in waters off southern Vietnam, in the morning. 8:30 pmMalaysian officials pore over CCTV footage and question immigration officers and guards at Kuala Lumpur's international airport Malaysian officials are poring over CCTV footage and questioning immigration officers and guards at Kuala Lumpur's international airport, concerned that a security breach may be connected to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Malaysian investigators, assisted by the FBI, are probing the identities of four passengers in particular, two Malaysian officials with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters. The four comprise two travellers with European passports, possibly Ukrainian, in addition to two travelling on stolen Austrian and Italian passports, the sources told Reuters. "Early indications show some sort of a security lapse, but I cannot say any further right now." ( Reuters) China's Uighur link not ruled out The timing of the incident, a week after knife-wielding assailants killed at least 29 people at a train station in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, led to speculation that militants from China's Uighur Muslim minority could be involved.One of the Malaysian officials told Reuters that the authorities were not ruling out Uighur involvement in the jet's disappearance, noting that Uighurs were deported to China from Malaysia in 2011 and 2012 for carrying false passports. A source with ties to the Chinese leadership told Reuters that there was no confirmed connection to Uighur militants, but described the timing as "very suspicious" coming so soon after the Kunming attack. Li Jiheng, governor of Yunnan province where Kunming is located, told reporters on Sunday that there was currently no information to show that the knife attack and the missing flight were "necessarily connected". 6:00 pmSearch on for missing plane, hijacking a possibility The DG, Malaysian civil aviation today at press conference said the government is currently investing any breach of security, while videos of the two passengers who had used stolen passports are being investigated too. Two people who traveled on the missing passenger jet, used the stolen passports of an Italian and an Austrian citizen and appear to have bought their tickets together in Thailand. According to CNN, thetwo tickets booked with China Southern Airlines both start in Kuala Lumpur, flying to Beijing, and then onward to Amsterdam. The Italian passport's ticket continues to Copenhagen, the Austrian's to Frankfurt. Malaysian authorities said they areinvestigating the identities of some of those on board who appear to have issues with their passports. Two reconnaissance aircraft from Australia, and one plane and five sea vessels from Indonesia were the latest additions, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the director general of civil aviation in Malaysia said today. The DG also said that Australia and Thailand will join the investigation as the main focus is to find the missingBeijing-bound Boeing 777-200 plane.Authorities emphasized that finding the aircraft will help establish what exactly happened. On possible MH370 hijack, the civil aviation chief said, "We are not ruling (out) any possibility". They also confirmed that the search radius has been increased from 20 nautical miles to 50 nautical miles. Countries assisting in the search include: Vietnam, China, Singapore, United States, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Australia. Air search to take place between 7am and 7pm, while naval search will go on round the clock. Malaysia also searching in the Straits of Malacca due to reports that MH370 turned back. He also said that 34 aircraft and 40 ships are now involved in the multi-national search and rescue effort for the missing flight while the authorities have still notreceived analysis report verifying whether the oil from spill is from MH370. The Vietnamese navy had earlier reported two oil slicks near Vietnams Tho Chu island while the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has also spotted oil slicks 20 nautical miles (37 km) away from the passenger jets last known position. Earlier in the day, Malaysian military officials said the flight may have changed course and turned back toward Kuala Lumpur. The next press conference is scheduled for tomorrow morning. 5:00 pm Meanwhile, kin of passengers' on board the missing flight continue to clutch on to hope According to CNN, In China, home of most of the 239 people on board, relatives of the passengers gathered in a conference room at a hotel complex in the Lido district of Beijing as the wait continues. The airline told passengers next of kin to come to the airport with their passports in preparation to fly to a potential as yet unidentified crash site. Milon Mukherjee, uncle of Muktesh Mukherjee who is on Malaysia Airlines plane which has gone missing with 239 people on board, today said he was clutching to hopes that his nephew would be well. "I still hope that God will not be so cruel to a family," said Mukherjee, an accomplished lawyer practising at Calcutta High Court. Indian-origin Canadian Muktesh (42), vice-president of operations in China of Pennsylvania-based Xcoal Energy and Resources was onboard the plane with his Chinese wife Xiaomo Bai. Muktesh is the grandson of Mohan Kumaramangalam, the steel and mines minister in Indira Gandhi's cabinet. Kumaramangalam had died in an air crash in May 1973 near Palam Airport in New Delhi. "He is like my son, we are very close and even went to watch the last football World Cup final together," Mukherjee said. According to his uncle, Muktesh studied at Calcutta Boys' School here till class VIII and then went to DPS, Bhilai. He then studied at BIT Mesra before going away to Canada to pursue higher studies. 4:02 pm Passengers using stolen passports bought MH370 tickets together in Thailand At least two people who boarded the missing MH370 MAS flight were using stolen passports and have appeared to have bought their tickets together in Thailand, CNN reported today. On Saturday, the foreign ministries in Italy and Austria said the names of two citizens listed on the flight's manifest matched the names on two passports reported stolen in Thailand. The tickets were bought from China Southern Airlines in Thai baht at identical prices, according to China's official e-ticket verification system Travelsky, CNN reported. This information has added to the mystery that has enveloped the fate of Flight MH370 which disappeared over Southeast Asia early Saturday on its way to Beijing. The use of stolen passports has raises concerns that terrorists may have caused the planes apparent crash.The US sent the FBI to investigate, but stressed there was no evidence of terrorism yet. "Use of stolen passports is a tactic of terrorists trying to avoid detection, while groups including al-Qaeda have sought to crash planes into oceans to cover up evidence," Bloombergquotedsenior USsecurityofficials as saying. That raised huge red flags the stolen passports and the plane crashing over water, John Magaw, a former administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told Bloomberg. Those two things right there are highly, highly, highly suspicious. Malaysian Airlines to fly first batch of passengers' families tomorrow Malaysia Airlines will fly the first batch of families of passengers on board the missing MH370 MAS flight to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow.The first batch will only comprise family members of two passengers as they have passports and visa to Malaysia.Up to five family members would be flown to Kuala Lumpur in the subsequent flights as the airline wants to bring as many families of the passengers to Kuala Lumpur. "Family members of the MH370 passengers from Beijing who wish to travel will be flown in stages to Kuala Lumpur on the available flights. We are also communicating with the families from other nations to similarly arrange for their travel to Kuala Lumpur. In the event flight MH370 is located, a Response Control Centre (RCC) in the area will be activated to support the needs of families. The airline continues to work with the authorities and we appreciate the help we are receiving from all parties during this critical and difficult time," Malaysia Airlines said in a statement. MAS Flight MH370, carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew, went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing about an hour after taking off from KLIA at 12.41 am Saturday. It should have landed in Beijing at 6.30 am. Meanwhile 11 countries China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, the United States, Australia, Britain, New Zealand and Indonesia have joined in the search of the missing plane. Malaysia widens probe 3:17 pmAccording to Al Jazeera reporter Scott Heidler, no weather problems had been reported in the area before the plane dropped out of contact, and the pilots did not send a distress signal - something that has been highlighted by experts as unusual for a modern jetliner. More than 36 hours after the last contact with Flight MH370, officials told Reuters they were widening the search to cover vast swathes of sea around Malaysia and off Vietnam, and were investigating at least two passengers who may have been using false identity documents. 1. 40 pm: 'Expect the worse' According to AFP reports, Malaysia Airlines spokesman Ignatius Ong has reportedly told a press conference in Beijing that all next of kin have now been informed and each has been offered the option to travel to Kuala Lumpur. "They have also all been told to expect the worst," the spokesperson said. 11.30 am: Did themissing plane turn back? Radar tracking a missing Malaysia Airlines flight indicated that it may have turned back from its scheduled route to Beijing before disappearing, and Malaysian rescue teams have expanded their search to the country's western coast, Malaysian military officials said on Sunday. "What we have done is actually look into the recording on the radar that we have and we realised there is a possibility the aircraft did make a turnback," Rodzali Daud, the Royal Malaysian Air Force chief, told reporters at a news conference. 11.00 am: Malaysia launches terror probe Malaysia has launched a terror probe and is investigating four people as it emerges at least two passengers boarded using stolen European passports.The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is sending agents and technical experts to assist the probe. Relatives of the 153 Chinese nationals on board, now camped out at the main international airport in Beijing, bemoan the lack of news. Vietnamese boats reached the scene of two large oil slicks detected overnight but found no sign of the plane, while the search area has been expanded to 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 square miles.)However, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation says he cannot "confirm" the existence of the oil slicks. 10.40 am:False passports spark terror fears European officials said that two people on board were using false identities. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign why the Boeing 777-200ER would have vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. "We are not ruling out any possibilities," Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya told a news conference. By the early hours of Sunday, there were no confirmed signs of the plane or any wreckage, more than 24 hours after it went missing. Operations will continue through the night, officials said. There were no indications of sabotage nor claims of a terrorist attack. But the passenger manifest issued by the airline included the names of two Europeans - Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi - who, according to their foreign ministries, were not in fact on the plane. 10. 30 am: US sends team to investigateMalaysia Airlines crash The US National Transportation Safety Board said on Saturday it has dispatched a team to Asia to help investigate the crash of a Malaysia Airlinesjet early Saturday that is presumed to have claimed 239 lives. The NTSB team is accompanied by technical advisers from the US Federal Aviation Administration, the US air safety regulator and Boeing Co, which made the 777-200ER jet that was lost while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. "Once the aircraft location is identified, International Civil Aviation Organization protocols will determine which country will lead the investigation," the NTSB said. Because of the travel time to Asia, the team departed from the United States on Saturday night so it could be in place to assist without delay, the NTSB said. 9 March.10.00 am:Malaysian jets disappearance among rarest of aviation disasters The sudden disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people aboard represents one of the rarest kinds of aviation disaster, and the mystery is compounded by uncertainty about which country's jurisdiction the plane came down in. Take-off and, in particular, final approach and landing are the most inherently hazardous parts of a flight, and the periods when most accidents occur. Saturday's red-eye flight, by contrast, vanished at cruising altitude in clear skies en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. No distress signal appears to have been sent, no wreckage has been found and no aircraft malfunction has been identified. End of updates for 8th March 6.21 pm: Vietnam Navy says Malaysian Airlines crashed off southern coast The Vietnam navy says that the Malaysian Airlines plane with 5 India passengers on board crashed into theSouth China Sea. However, the Malaysian officials have said are still not aware of the location of the crash. 6.12 pm: Oil slicks suspected to be from Malaysian Airlines found Reports suggest that Vietnam air force planes have found two oil slicks suspected to be from the missing Malaysian jetliner. 5.18 pm: Malaysian Airlines releases identities of Indian passengers Five Indians, including three from one family, and an Indian-origin Canadian were among the 239 people on board the Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing and is presumed to have crashed today. The five have been identified as Chetna Kolekar, Swanand Kolekar, Suresh Kolekar, Chandrika Sharma and Prahlad Shirsatha, Indian Embassy in Beijing said. One Indian-origin Canadian Muktesh Mukherjee was also on board the flight. Other details of the Indians on board were not immediately available. 4:00 pm: Malaysia Airline say there's still no luck in locating the aircraft In a brief statement on Twitter, Malaysia Airlines said that they still have no information about the missing aircraft: We understand everyone's concern on MH370 pax & crew. We're accelerating every effort with all relevant authorities to locate the aircraft. 2:15 pm: Airline says still no clue about missing aircraft Malaysia Airlines has issued a new statement in which it has said that it has still been unable to locate the missing flight MH370. "We are still trying to locate the current location of the flight based on the last known position of the aircraft. We are working with the International search and rescue teams in trying to locate the aircraft. So far, we have not received any emergency signals or distress messages from MH370. We are working with authorities and assure that all sources are deployed to assist with the search and rescue mission," the airline said. Malaysia Airlines also clarified that the error in the nationalities of the passengers had resulted in the airline initially not mentioning that five Indians were missing. "Please take note that the earlier statement did not include the number of Indian nationals. This was due to confusion between the country code of Indonesia and India," the airline said. The airline said it wouldn't release the names of the passengers until they had made contact with the relatives of all the missing passengers. 1:20 pm: Malaysia says it is confirming with Vietnam navy about crash The Star Online reports that the Malaysian Navy is presently talking with the Vietnamese Navy to verify the report of its flight to Beijing having crashed. The report quoted the Malaysian defence minister as saying that they have no verification of the wreckage presently. 12:25 pm: Five Indians on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight Malaysia Airlines says 5 Indians on board missing flight to Beijing. While it was initially stated that there were no Indians on board, Malaysia Airlines has amended the list to state that there were five Indians among the crew and passengers of the airline. AFP quotes Faridah Shuib, a spokeswoman for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency as saying that Malaysian authorities have dispatched a plane, two helicopters and four vessels to search seas off its east coast in the South China Sea. The Philippines says it is sending three navy patrol boats and a surveillance plane to help efforts. 12:15 pm: Malaysia Airlines says they have no information on flight yet In a brief statement that the airline has issued, it said that it has not received any confirmation on the fact that the flight has crashed. "We are currently working with international authorities on the search and rescue mission and as at 1400 hours (1130 IST), 08 March 2014, we have no information on the location of the airline," Malaysia Airlines said in its statement. 11:35 am: Details about crash very unclear presently Reuters quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat telling the website of official news site Tuoi Tre said, "At the moment there are no Vietnamese navy boats in that area so we have to ask boats from Phu Quoc island to be prepared for rescue." Tho Chu and Phu Quoc lie to the southwest of southern Vietnam. Reuters reports it was not immediately clear how the Admiral knew where the plane had crashed or whether wreckage had been spotted. The plane last had contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the east coast of the Malaysian town of Kota Bharu, Malaysia Airlines had said. 11:25 am: Flight crashed in sea near Vietnam? Reuters is quoting Vietnamese state media as saying that the missing aircraft may have crashed near Vietnam's Tho Chu island. The state media cites an unnamed Vietnamese naval official as the source of this information.Vietnamese navy admiral tells Tuoi Tre it has no ships in area where missing airliner crashed; help asked from boats at Phu Quoc island Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) March 8, 201411:00 am: Xinhua reports that no radio signal detected off Vietnam Chinese news agency Xinhua has said on Twitter that there is no truth in the report that the Vietnamese authorities had detected a radio signal of the missing aircraft:Vietnamese official denies detecting Malaysian missing #MH370 #plane signal after reports saying signal was found southwest of Vietnam China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 8, 201410:40 am: Pilot has over 18,000 hours of flying experience A statement on the airline's website stated that the pilot of the missing aircraft has over 18,000 hours of flying experience and has been with the airline for around 30 years now. "The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a Malaysian aged 53. He has a total flying hours of 18,365 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981. First officer, Fariq Ab.Hamid, a Malaysian, is aged 27. He has a total flying hours of 2,763 hours. He joined Malaysia Airlines in 2007," the airline statement stated. 10:35 am: China sends two ships for rescue work Reuters reports: China has dispatched two maritime rescue ships to the South China Sea to help in rescue work for a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft, state television reported on Saturday on one of its official microblogs. 10:30 am: Malaysia Airlines verifying if flight managed to land on Chinese airstrip The Star Online reports that Malaysia Airlines has said that the last point at which they had contact with the aircraft was approximately 120 nautical miles east of Kota Baru at the South China Sea, the borderline of Malaysian and Vietnam airspace. The report quotes Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya as saying that a search and rescue operation has also been launched He also said they were verifying reports that the flight may have managed to land safely in China. 9:45 am: Vietnamese officials say signal of plane detected Associated Press reports: Vietnamese media reported that authorities have detected signals from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off the southwestern coast of Vietnam on Saturday, hours after the flight went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Website VN Express said a Vietnamese search and rescue official reported that the signals were detected from about 120 nautical miles (140 miles; 225 kilometers) southwest of Vietnam's southernmost Ca Mau province. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact early Saturday morning over the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam. 9:15 am: Malaysia Airlines goes missing, lost over Vietnam airspace A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later, reported Associated Press. The plane lost communication two hours into the flight in Vietnam's airspace at 1:20 a.m. (18:20 GMT Friday), China's official Xinhua News Agency said. Vietnamese website VN Express said a Vietnamese search and rescue official reported that signals from the plane were detected about 120 nautical miles (140 miles; 225 kilometers) southwest of Vietnam's southernmost Ca Mau province.Malaysia Airlines said it was working with authorities who activated their search and rescue teams to locate the aircraft. The route would take the aircraft from Malaysia across to Vietnam and China. "Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew. Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support," Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members," he added. All countries in the possible flight path of the missing aircraft were performing a "communications and radio search", said John Andrews, deputy chief of the Philippines' civil aviation agency. Fuad Sharuji, Malaysian Airlines' vice president of operations control, told CNN that the plane was flying at an altitude of 35,000 feet (10,670 meters) and that the pilots had reported no problem with the aircraft. He said the aircraft's last communication was over the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam. Flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. Saturday (16:41 GMT Friday) and had been expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. Saturday (22:30 GMT Friday), Malaysia Airlines said. The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members, the airline said. Passengers were from 14 countries, including 153 from China, 38 from Malaysia, seven Australians and four Americans. At Beijing's airport, authorities posted a notice asking relatives and friends of passengers to gather to a hotel about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the airport to wait for further information, and provided a shuttle bus service. Zhai Le was waiting for her friends, a couple who were on their way back to the Chinese capital on the flight. She said she was very concerned because she hadn't been able to reach them. A woman wept aboard the shuttle bus while saying on a mobile phone, "They want us to go to the hotel. It cannot be good!" Yahya, the airline CEO, said the 53-year-old pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, has more than 18,000 flying hours and has been flying for Malaysia Airlines since 1981. The first officer, 27-year-old Fariq Hamid, has about 2,800 hours of experience and has flown for the airline since 2007. Malaysia Airlines' last fatal incident was in 1995, when one its planes crashed near the Malaysian city of Tawau, killing 34 people. Malaysia Airlines has 15 Boeing 777-200 jets in its fleet of about 100 planes. The state-owned carrier last month reported its fourth straight quarterly loss. The 777 had not had a fatal crash in its 20-year history until the Asiana crash in San Francisco in July 2013. All 16 crew members survived, but three of the 291 passengers, all teenage girls from China, were killed.

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