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Countries Send Search Support for Missing Flight

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03/14/2014 7:28 pm
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Countries Send Search Support for Missing Flight
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Theresa Moody

Staff Writer


British Satellite Telecommunication Company, Inmarsat, has come forward with information regarding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  Inmarsat confirmed that signals were received from the plane, but that the information received was “routine” and “automated”.  They were able to give the information to SITA, which is “a multinational air transport communications and information technology company.”  SITA was then able to give the information to Malaysia Airlines. The search for the Boeing 777 aircraft has gone westward from where the plane should have landed.  13 countries are assisting in the recovery efforts, which include ships, satellites, submarines, and aircrafts.  The U.S. Navy is assisting with the destroyer Kid, which was originally stationed in the Gulf of Thailand and is now headed toward the west side of Malaysia. Authorities are still unclear as to what actually happened.  On Friday in a new conference, Malaysian officials stated, “shutting off of the transponder could indicate that there had been a hijacking.”  Additional concerns of hijacking were enhanced when it was discovered that two Iranian passengers had stolen passports.  However, a subsequent investigation into these two men proved they have no connection with terrorist groups. "[Turning off the transponder] could have been done intentionally.  It could have been done under duress.  It could have happened as a result of an explosion’’ said Hishamuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s transportation minister. The last known location of the plane is between the east coast of Malaysia and southern Vietnam. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!  


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