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    Search for Malaysia Airliner Continues

    In this April 9, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, the Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield drops sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airliner.
    In this April 9, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, the Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield drops sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airliner.
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    The Australian navy ship Ocean Shield left the western port city of Perth on Saturday to resume the underwater search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. 

    The ship is carrying a U.S. Navy robot submersible, which has been scanning large areas in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, where the plane is believed to have gone down.

    The aerial search for flight MH370 was called off late last month after a failure to find any floating debris

    The Malaysian government believes someone with aviation knowledge intentionally diverted the plane, but an investigation has turned up no solid leads.

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    by: ashieri mbanda imbiakha from: kenya
    May 11, 2014 5:07 AM
    Let this powerful country,not only search in deep oceans.even in this suspected countries,islands for i believe this plane was hijacked,it did not crash.
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    by: jim davis from: usa
    May 11, 2014 5:14 PM
    Let`s assume it was hijacked and have Malaysia offer a $1,000,000.00 reward and amnesty after plane is located.(?)

    by: Hamidi from: Kabul Afghanistan
    May 11, 2014 2:37 AM
    Thanks a lot from Australian navy and their Philanthropy Feeling,
    It is really braving that they still keep trying to found the airplane, and convince the survivors of the passengers who had a lot of hopes to do after their arrival,
    But I am feeling like envy “please forgive me to write like this” Every time when I am reading the fresh news regarding the searching fallow up for Malaysian Airline it remind me the poor people being buried in Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan, and the neglectful government body of Afghanistan who only did the Funeral prayers and accept like a Mass grove yard, and it really make me Cry, hope the people of the world will take an action according to their power and capacity and take out the death bodies or the people probably may still alive.
    All the best
    Hamidi
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    by: Bob from: Ca
    May 11, 2014 11:06 PM
    Hey people I think they were abducted by aliens

    by: JIm Davis from: 2828 n Bond Fresno Ca.
    May 10, 2014 1:27 PM
    Let`s drop an equal weighted object with a similiar design and altitude in the same area the airliner went down (?)
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    by: Jim Davis from: USA
    May 11, 2014 12:54 AM
    Successful people solve problems!
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    by: Mark from: Virginia
    May 10, 2014 9:40 PM
    only problem with that idea....well, several...is exactly where did it go down? That is the big unknown. Secondly, weather conditions on the night the airliner disappeared would not be the same as when your idea is conducted; winds, tides, visibility all would be different, so the results would be vastly different.
    Its been two months, there would not be any floating debris any longer. Storms have hit that area, dispersing any wreckage even wider and breaking up an debris into smaller, less identifiable pieces. There are still so many unknowns that finding a needle in a haystack will still seem like child's play.
    I admire the determination, but with each passing day, the likelihood of finding anything tangible is less and less.
    Then, once the aircraft is located, the problem remains on how to retrieve the black boxes in depths such as those, if the boxes are still in any shape to shed light on what happened with that flight.

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