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It is now almost 72 hours since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing in South China Sea en route to Beijing during the early hours of 8 March 2014. The search and rescue (SAR) effort that is joined by various countries from across the world in South China Sea and Straits of Malacca so far has not been able to locate the missing aircraft.
At the same time, Malaysian authorities as well as international agencies are deep in their investigation regarding the fake passports that are used by two MH370 passengers. Due to safety concern, not much information were revealed to the public although it is now known that authorities already able to identify one of the two suspects.
Just like previous days, here is our shortlist of essentials news for all our fellow readers that are following the developments of the SAR operation for MH370:
[New Straits Times] The oil slick found in Kelantan coast was analysed and proven to be not from MH370. Objects spotted by Vietnamese search plane on Sunday also turned out to be just a mouldy cable reel cover.
[Amanz] An interesting look at why the SAR operation for MH370 didn’t utilize Google Earth and Malaysian battle submarines as well as brief history on black box and why aviation industry is not using cloud-based flight recording system. (In Bahasa Malaysia)
[Straits Times] A photojournalist account of 10-hours SAR operation alongside Singapore Air Force.
[Aviation Herald] A large field of debris has been spotted, ships already on their way to check it.
[Astro Awani @ Twitter] The search areas in both South China Sea and Straits of Malacca have now being widen.
The first official press conference for 11 March has been scheduled to take place at 10am.
We at Lowyat.NET continue to hope for the best for MH370 and urges everyone to continue to pray for the safety as well as the swift discovery of the aircraft together with its passengers and crew members. We would like to also wish all the best and thank you to all personnel that are involved in the SAR operation of MH370.
[Image: U.S 7th Fleet – a U.S. Navy SH-60R Seahawk helicopter from the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Pinckney which is also involved in the SAR operation for MH370]