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Search for missing Malaysia plane expands
The search for that missing Malaysia Airlines flight is expanding this morning -- with an international team of at least 70 helicopters, planes, ships and a submarine.
While authorities have not made progress in locating the missing aircraft, they have identified the two men who used stolen passports to board the flight.
While it doesn't appear the two men are linked to terrorism, there was a lag time before they boarded, and authorities are still trying to determine what they were doing during that period.
The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 remains a frustrating mystery.
Today, authorities appeared to rule out one theory, saying two men traveling on stolen passports were likely not terrorists.
They identified both impostors as Iranians, one posing as an Italian, the other as an Austrian. His mother told police he was seeking asylum in Germany.
The interest seems to be dying down because these might just be people who are being smuggled
The scramble for new leads has now intensified. Police say they're looking at the possibility of (GFX) hijacking, sabotage or psychological problems with the passengers or crew.
Investigators haven't ruled out catastrophic mechanical failure or an accident.
But after four days, still no sign of the plane or any wreckage.
Minister - It's probably one of the largest search and rescue operations A massive effort now expanding north into the jungles of Vietnam and to the Straits of Malaca, 640 miles in the opposite direction.
Malaysian officials have told the US they now believe the plane may have veered west from its last known location, but have given no explanation of why.
Why not off to the east? What aren't they telling us? What did they see? // I just don't see the coordination that's required
Meanwhile, a US satellite imaging company is enlisting the public's help. asking people to pore over high resolution images, pixel by pixel, to look for clues.
Family members are getting increasingly frustrated by the lack of information. Many have been coming here to Kuala Lumpur to seek answers.
Never before has a plane been lost for so long with so few clues.