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Malaysia plane search widens

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 01:39

Mar.11 - The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has been widened as rescue teams search for any signs. Sarah Toms reports.

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A massive search and rescue operation enters its fourth day for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Ships and aircraft from 10 countries scour the waters off Malaysia and Vietnam but none of the debris or oil slicks spotted earlier has proved to be linked to the disappearance. . (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION, AZHARUDDIN ABDUL RAHMAN, SAYING: "On the oil slick that was found by the maritime enforcement agency of Malaysia, they have sent the samples to the chemistry department today and we have got the report from the chemistry department of Malaysia, they have reported that, they have confirmed that the oil are not from an aircraft." Malaysia's civil aviation chief said the search area has been doubled since flight MH370 vanished on Saturday shortly after it left Kuala Lumpur. The focus has been on two passengers who boarded the flight using stolen European passports. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION, AZHARUDDIN ABDUL RAHMAN, SAYING: "And as the features of those two passengers, we have looked, have looked and re-looked at the footage of the video and the photograph, it is confirmed that they are not Asian looking men." As the search continues, investigators are looking at all angles, including a possible terror attack or hijacking. The fate of the Beijing bound aircraft and the 239 people on board is still shrouded in mystery.

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Malaysia plane search widens

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 01:39