Newscast Media MOSCOW—A Russian newspaper said that Malaysia Airlines Flight
MH370 is in Kandahar Province, located in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan,
but it offers anonymous, dubious sources.
The Moskovsky Komsomolets paper says “an anonymous source in the intelligence
agencies” in Russia said that the missing plane’s “pilots are not guilty.”
“Flight MH 370 Malaysia Airlines missing on March 8th with 239 passengers was
hijacked. Pilots are not guilty, the plane was hijacked by unknown terrorists. We
know that the name of the terrorist who gave instructions to pilots is ‘Hitch’. The
plane is in Afghanistan not far from Kandahar near the border with Pakistan,” claims
the newspaper–which has a circulation of about 1.1 million. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>
Newscast Media WASHINGTON—U.S. Navy personnel continue their support of the
search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Pentagon spokesman said April 7.
The United States has two P-8 Poseidon aircraft searching in the Indian Ocean, Army
Colonel Steve Warren said.
Navy aircraft supporting the search have flown 24 missions, with 220 hours of flight
time covering 336,000 square nautical miles, according to a U.S. 7th Fleet news
“Additionally, we have two pieces of highly sophisticated underwater detection
equipment [engaged in the search] — the towed pinger locator and the Bluefin-21
[sidescan sonar],” Warren said.
Both underwater devices are operating from the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean
Shield, the news release said.
The team operating the towed pinger locator detected signals April 6 that are
consistent with sounds that would come from a black box, the release said. The
signals were detected on at least three separate occasions for extended periods of
time and at several different depths. The locator also detected two signals at the
same frequency, but in different locations, which would be consistent with signals
transmitted by both a flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder, the release
The team is working to reacquire the signal and plans to use the Bluefin-21 to create
a picture of any potential wreckage.
The search is a round-the-clock operation, and is currently focused on an area about
950 nautical miles northwest of Perth, Australia.
Determining the location and position of search assets is “a very collaborative effort
between Americans, the Australians, the Malaysians and others,” Warren said. But, he
added, “the Australians right now do have the lead.
Newscast Media KUALA LUMPUR—After Malaysian Prime Minister revealed at a press
conference on Saturday that Flight 370 had been deliberately steered in a different
direction, a criminal investigation has officially been launched.
The New York Times reported Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia said Saturday
afternoon that he would seek the help of governments across a large expanse of Asia
in the search for the Boeing 777, which has been missing for a week and had 239
people on board.
Angry relatives of passengers, however, believe the Malaysian government knows the
whole truth about what happened but is engaged in a cover up. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>