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Malaysian Airlines plane mystery continues

March 12th, 2014
02:13 PM ET

There are more questions than answers surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

Yesterday Becky spoke to a number of experts to get the latest on the search, and to discuss the possible scenarios.

Aviation Expert David Gleave told Becky how the plane seemed to have disappeared at the "point of maximum confusion" – specifically, the point of handover between Malaysian and Vietnamese air traffic control. This period only lasts a few minutes, sometimes only a few seconds, but gives the plane the "maximum opportunity to fly in any particular direction, unmonitored.”  Gleave says it would appear that the plane had descended at that point, but this descent was not commensurate with depressurization or engine failure, because the plane remained "too high, and under control, adding to the theory that someone had taken control of the aircraft".

CNN Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson told Becky that Interpol have identified the two men flying on stolen passports as Iranian, but Interpol don't believe there is any link between these young men and terrorism. One of the men's mothers was expecting him to eventually arrive in Frankfurt, Germany, and she was one of the people who alerted authorities.

Text: Confusion clouds search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Text: Timeline of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370


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