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Are crews preparing to move to "Plan B" in the search for Flight 370? The latest tonight live on AC360.
April 17th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

Ukraine crisis takes a troubling turn

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Geneva today for a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart. They issued a joint statement calling for a de-escalation of tensions. It comes as a leaflet distributed outside a Ukrainian synagogue orders Jews to register with the government. Nick Paton Walsh has the latest from Donetsk, Ukraine.

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April 17th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Looking for wreckage in an ocean full of garbage

Planes are searching from the air looking for any signs of wreckage from Flight 370. So far plenty of debris has been spotted, but none of it is from the missing plane. The search zone is in area known as one of the world's biggest floating junkyards. Randi Kaye takes a look at the garbage floating in the world's oceans.

Anderson spoke to Air Commodore Kevin McEvoy of the Royal New Zealand Air Force for the latest on air search.

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April 17th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

How submarines pick up debris from the ocean floor

If Flight 370 is spotted in the depths of the Indian Ocean, high tech submarines will likely be sent in to retrieve it. David Mattingly is in Horseshoe Bay in British Columbia for a first-hand look at how a submarine's claw can pick up objects.

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April 17th, 2014
09:46 PM ET

What is it like to be at the controls of a massive ferry?

The South Korean ferry is nearly than 500 feet long, 72 feet wide and weighs 6,825 tons. What is it like to try to control a ship like that? Randi Kaye visited a ship simulator.

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April 17th, 2014
09:32 PM ET

Rescuers battle elements to reach capsized ship's passengers

There are hundreds of divers working to reach passengers trapped inside the capsized South Korean ferry. They are battling rough weather and cold water during 12-hour shifts. There are 276 people who are still missing. Loved ones are praying air pockets inside the ship are keeping them alive. Kyung Lah is in Jindo, South Korea with the latest on the rescue effort.

Only one of the ferry's 46 life boats deployed. This is just one of the troubling questions Anderson discusses with maritime safety consultant James Staples, rescue diver Butch Hendrick and Maritime Security Council Governor Emeritus Kim Petersen.

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April 16th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

South Korean ferry rescue mission growing increasingly desperate

Hundreds of people are still missing after a ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea. More than 160 people have been rescued and families are praying more people will be pulled out alive. The U.S. Navy joined the rescue effort. There are serious questions about what caused this disaster and whether the crew responded properly to the emergency. Anderson spoke with James Staples, a cargo ship captain and a maritime safety consultant.

Paula Hancocks has the latest on the rescue mission.

April 16th, 2014
10:03 PM ET

What if the Flight 370 search zone is completely wrong?

Search officials say they are convinced they are looking in the right area for Flight 370. But, so far, there is no sign of any wreckage from the missing plane. What happens if the search for Flight 370 is off target? Randi Kaye takes a look at what went wrong in the search for billionaire Steve Fossett's plane.

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April 16th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

If the Bluefin-21 finds Flight 370… what happens next?

If the Bluefin-21 sonar finds the Flight 370 wreckage authorities will likely call in high-tech equipment that is usually used in oil drilling. Rosa Flores takes a look at the subs that can be used to retrieve objects that are several miles below the ocean's surface.

Scanning the ocean floor is a slow and methodical process. Stephanie Elam got an up close look at how this is done, and the type of images investigators are working with.

April 16th, 2014
09:53 PM ET

New questions about Flight 370's co-captain's cell phone signal?

Authorities say a cell tower picked up a signal from the phone belonging Flight 370's first officer about a half hour after the plane disappeared from radar. Did other cell phones on board also register signals? Did other cell towers pick up any signals from Flight 370? Pamela Brown looks into these questions.

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April 15th, 2014
10:56 PM ET

Will the Flight 370 disappearance lead to new aviation advances?

The FAA announced the completion of a new system for tracking aircraft that relies mainly on satellites and GPS rather than radar. It will be mandatory by the year 2020. If that system had been in place for Flight 370, the job of finding the missing plane would have been much easier. Previous aviation safety advances were the result of past air disasters. Randi Kaye takes a look back.

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