What Is Currently Known about Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet?

Vietnam Plane Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
The missing Malaysia Airlines plane has still not been found despite an extensive search. Authorities say:

– The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people lost contact over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam; there was no sign of trouble before it disappeared, and no distress signal was sent.

– At least 34 aircraft and 40 ships from several countries are searching a 50-nautical mile radius from the point the plane vanished, but the only finds have been false alarms – a yellow object spotted by a search plane turned out to be trash, and oil slicks were shown to not be from an aircraft.

– Police and Interpol questioned the proprietors of a travel agency in Thailand that sold one-way tickets to two men who traveled on stolen passports.

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This report contains information from The Associated Press.