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Friday, March 14, 2014

Theories Abound On What Happened To Missing Plane

A Royal Malaysian Air Force Navigator captain, Izam Fareq Hassan, looks at a map onboard a Malaysian Air Force aircraft during a search and rescue operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane, over the Strait of Malacca on March 14, 2014.  (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

A Royal Malaysian Air Force Navigator captain, Izam Fareq Hassan, looks at a map onboard a Malaysian Air Force aircraft during a search and rescue operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane, over the Strait of Malacca on March 14, 2014. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

Today we’re learning that not only did the missing Malaysia Airlines plane send its position repeatedly to satellites for five hours after it disappeared off the radar screen, but those pings were also sending details about the plane’s speed and altitude. The satellite data could help reveal the route of the missing plane.

But in a press conference earlier today, Malaysian officials continued to deny these findings. Andy Pasztor, has been covering this story for The Wall Street Journal, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest.

Yesterday, Pasztor made news with his story that missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 could have flown for four more hours after its last confirmed contact. See our conversation with him yesterday here.

Reporter

  • Andy Pasztor, longtime airline industry reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

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