Crews Exploring New Search Areas to Find Missing Plane

Crews Exploring New Search Area

Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak visited Australia to meet his countrpart and to get a first hand look at the massive search effort for the missing plane. Meanwhile, officials say, a police investigation may never determine the reason why the Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared, and search planes scouring the Indian Ocean for any sign of its wreckage aren’t certain to find anything either. The assessment by Malaysian and Australian officials underscored the lack of knowledge authorities have about what happened on Flight 370. It also points to a scenario that becomes more likely with every passing day — that the fate of the Boeing 777 and the 239 people on board might remain a mystery forever.

The plane disappeared March 8 on a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur after its transponders, which make the plane visible to commercial radar, were shut off. Military radar picked up the jet just under an hour later, on the other side of the Malay Peninsula. Authorities say that until then its “movements were consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane,” but have not ruled out anything, including mechanical error. Malaysian officials have on occasion given conflicting accounts and contradictory information over the last three weeks. They maintain they are doing their best in what it is an unprecedented situation, and stress they want the same thing as the families, namely to locate the plane as quickly as possible. Meantime, planes are back in the air for another day of searching and more ships are joining the effort off the coast of Perth, Australia. And there are new search areas targeted. CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews Seth Kaplan, Managing Partner with Airline Weekly on the mystery surrounding missing Malaysian airline flight.

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Part-2 of the interview of Seth Kaplan, Managing Partner with Airline Weekly on the mystery surrounding missing Malaysian airline flight.