Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 21:15
Update : Missing plane search extends to Andaman Sea and land, while Vietnam scales back
The international search for a missing Malaysian airliner has been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometres to the northwest of the original search radius.
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Malaysia's air force chief has denied remarks attributed to him that a missing Malaysia Airlines plane was tracked by military radar to the Strait of Malacca, far from its planned route.
Air force chief said such reports in local media were untrue, but it was possible the plane had turned back.
Meanwhile, Vietnam said it was scaling back some of its search activities.
Update : Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 13:36
Why are phones of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 passengers still ringing?
The 'unprecedented mystery' behind the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 deepened on Monday when relatives claimed they were able to call the cellphones of their missing loved ones.
Family of some of the 239 people on board the vanished Boeing 777 said that they were getting ring tones and could see them active online through a Chinese social networking service called QQ.
One man said that the QQ account of his brother-in-law showed him as online, but frustratingly for those waiting desperately for any news, messages sent have gone unanswered and the calls have not been picked up.
This new eerie development comes as the Malaysian authorities said they had identified one of the men on two stolen European passports who were on the flight - and that he was not considered likely to be a terrorist.