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White House Says Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane May Widen to Indian Ocean

The latest information on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines 777 comes from the White House in Washington, D.C. President Obama’s chief spokesman, Jay Carney, told reporters that the search for Flight 370 may expand to the Indian Ocean, where it may have crashed. The move, according to the White House, is based on new but inconclusive information about the aircraft’s movements after contact was lost on Saturday.... ( More...

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It could be that the NSA did pick up some useful intel. If the plane is in the area of the Indian Ocean that would be mean it did travel "hours' after Malaysia lost contact with it. Even though the plane was not communicating with air traffic control it could be that someone on the plane was communicating or attempting to communicate with someone and the NSA picked up some of that communication. Hijackers may have been communicating with the intended destination.

It would interesting to know if investigators thought the plane went down before it would have ran out of fuel.
Greg Peterman 2
The truth is, you cannot trust anything Jay Carney says.
sharon bias 1
I'd be surprised if the NSA didn't have some idea of where that plane is. They just can't announce they have information without giving away their sources. Foreign Country's are not happy with the US for spying on them, and the NSA isn't going to "poke the rattlesnake" so to speak.

I was waiting to see when our government would get involved, acting like big brother to the world, trying to fix everyone else's problems. Don't they have enough problems here to worry about? Guess not. They'll probably throw a bunch a money at them while they're at it.
Tom Bruce 1
Hey've got enough problems to deal with.... NTSB and real experts are involved...that's enuf!

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Most of the nations problems were intentionally created by the government. They are not interested in fixing them. The solutions are simple. Do the opposite of what you did to create them.
joel wiley 2
That sounds like the Consultant's creed:
If you're not part of the solution, there's a lot of money in perpetuating the problem.
jeff slack 2
Published yesterday in The Atlantic, The US budget has not been balanced since 1790, it has always run at deficit. Dont shoot me, just repeating what I read. I agree, the USA has far bigger problems with in, time to be in touch with the old saying of; 'charity begins at home'.
kev wu 0
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Did Malaysian plane fly toward Indian Ocean after last contact?

Malaysian authorities expanded their search for the missing jetliner westward toward India on Thursday, saying it may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground.

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that there are technical indicators suggesting the plane continued to fly for an unspecified period of time after civilian air traffic controllers lost radar contact with the jet. Sources say the Boeing 777 continued to attempt to transmit routine data about the plane's engines and performance to satellites. Malaysian authorities and Boeing apparently did not downlink the data, so details from plane's transmissions are not known.
But, the fact that the jet was continuing to send signals is a strong indication that the jet did not crash immediately after radar contact was lost. The engines instead continued to run, Orr reports, meaning the plane continued in flight or perhaps was on the ground but still producing power.


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