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March 13th, 2014
10:32 PM ET

Honoring the missing on board Flight 370

Nearly a week after 239 people boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, loved ones waiting for word have little to go on besides a string of conflicting reports. But we are learning more about those who were on the plane. Anderson pays tribute to the missing.

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March 13th, 2014
10:30 PM ET

U.S. Navy Commander searching for Flight 370: "If something was in the Gulf of Thailand we would have found it"

U.S. Navy ships and aircraft searching for Flight 370 are heading towards the Indian Ocean. That is hundreds of miles in the opposite direction the plane was heading when its transponder went dark. U.S. Navy Commander William Marks is on board the USS Blue Ridge and tells Anderson "I, like most of the world, have seen nothing like this before."

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March 13th, 2014
10:20 PM ET

What are search ships looking for?

Investigators have learned a lot from previous air disasters. If Flight 370 crashed into the water, there would be certain clues that could help locate the wreckage. Pamela Brown reports on what searchers are looking for.

Anderson spoke with David Gallo, who co-led the search for Air France Flight 447. He compared today's expansion of the search area for Flight 370 to looking for something off the coast of New Jersey and then finding out it's off the coast of Oregon.

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March 13th, 2014
10:18 PM ET

What does a turned off transponder say about the fate of Flight 370?

Hours after Flight 370's transponder went dark, the plane reportedly continued to transmit information. What factors could have caused that to happen? Anderson discussed it with MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics John Hansman and former U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo.

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March 13th, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Theories on the disappearance of Flight 370

There is still no sign of Flight 370. There is no way to know which direction the plane was flying after its transponder stopped broadcasting. No one has spotted a single piece of debris from the Boeing 777. But there are plenty of theories about what may have happened. As we learn more about the signals the plane may have been broadcasting, Anderson discussed the possible scenarios with airline pilot Ron Brown, National Security Analyst and former White House Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend and former NTSB member John Goglia. 

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March 13th, 2014
10:15 PM ET

If Flight 370 flew for hours with its transponder off… where could it be?

The search area for Malyasia Airlines Flight 370 is expanding not shrinking. There are reports today that the plane may have been transmitting data indicating that it was still flying hours after its transponder stopped communicating. Jim Clancy is Kuala Lampur with the latest on how the search for the plane changed dramatically today.

CNN's Richard Quest spoke about the confusion surrounding the search saying "there is an element that has not been revealed or made public." Anderson spoke with him and Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto.