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France Scales Back Search For MH370 Debris On Reunion Island

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REUNION ISLAND – Crews searching on and near Reunion island in the Indian Ocean for debris that may provide clues to the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 scaled back their efforts Monday, French police said. A 10-day long search for debris connected to the missing plane was launched after Malaysian officials confirmed that a…

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Boeing Confident Part Is From A 777

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REUNION Island – When investigators get an in-person view of a wing component that likely came from a Boeing 777, they’ll be looking for not only a serial number but clues as to why the part broke off the Boeing 777. One group of independent observers said Thursday that the damage to the component —…

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MH370 Search Teams Find Shipwreck

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SEARCH teams scouring the floor of the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have come across some wreckage — just considerably older than the airliner which disappeared in March 2014. Startlingly clear images of a previously uncharted wreck, most likely from the 19th century, emerged after underwater drones were dispatched to investigate the…

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Indonesian Navy Captain Says May Have Located AirAsia QZ8501 Plane’s Tail

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PANGKALAN BUN – An Indonesian naval patrol vessel found what the captain said could be the tail of a missing Indonesia AirAsia plane, the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located. “We found what has a high probability of being the tail of the plane,” Yayan Sofyan, captain of…

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AirAsia Flight QZ8501: 4 Major Parts Of Plane Spotted

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PANGKALAN BUN/JAKARTA – Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located four large objects in the Java Sea, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Saturday. “We’ve found four big parts from the plane we’re looking for,” Mr Soelistyo told reporters in Jakarta. The breakthrough came…

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AirAsia Crash: Icing Likely Caused Plane Engines Damaged

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SINGAPORE – Extreme bad weather triggered last Sunday’s crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Indonesia’s weather officials said Friday, as Russia became the latest nation to get involved in the search effort for the doomed jetliner. The 14-page “meteorological analysis” is the first official word from Jakarta on the reasons for the crash and comes close…

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AirAsia Disaster: Plane May Have Landed On Water, Overcome By High Seas

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JAKARTA – As search teams hunt for the black boxes of Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, analysts say the pilot may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas. The Airbus A320-200 left the Indonesian city of Surabaya early Sunday and disappeared from radar over the…

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AirAsia Aircraft Disaster: Poor Weather, Rising Seas Frustrate Search Efforts

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SURABAYA – Search teams looking for the sunken wreck of an AirAsia jet off Borneo struggled to resume full-scale operations on Thursday after a small window of fine weather closed, giving way to rising seas, which have dogged the search from the start. As dawn broke, revealing blue skies, hopes had risen for divers to…

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AirAsia Flight QZ8501: US Joins Search Operation, Indonesia Seeks More Help

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JAKARTA – The search and locate operation for Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 entered the third day on Tuesday as Indonesian authorities expanded the hunt and sought more help from other countries. The search area, originally divided into seven sectors, is being expanded to 13 on Tuesday, covering air, sea and land searches. F. H. Bambang…

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Dutch MH17 Relative Visits Crash Site Looking For Missing Cousin

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THE HAGUE – A Dutch relative of a victim of downed flight MH17 has travelled to the crash site in eastern Ukraine to search for the remains of his missing cousin, Dutch television reported Sunday. National public broadcaster NOS showed Robby Oehlers (pic) as he searched the burnt remains that still litter the site where…

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