WorldViews: Ten major international airlines disasters in the past 50 years

By Anup Kaphle, March 10, 2014

As the search for a vanished Malaysian Airlines plane extends into the third day, fear and frustration have overtaken hope in what has become one of the most puzzling aviation disasters in history. About 40 ships and 34 aircraft from nine countries are combing a vast area of ocean in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea, northeast of Malaysia toward Vietnam. As my colleagues reported this morning, the search is now being extended into the Andaman Sea, given reports that the plane had turned back, implying that it crossed the Malaysian peninsula without being detected by radar operators.

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