Investigators are combing the southern Indian Ocean for any clue about what happened to Flight 370. The plane's black boxes may offer the best chance at solving the mystery. But even if they are found, the black boxes may not have enough information for investigators to piece together the entire puzzle. Randi Kaye takes a closer look.
Time is running out for the locator pings coming from Flight 370's black boxes. Searchers have about 13 days until the locator “pings” could go silent on the black boxes. They could use some high-tech, highly sensitive microphones originally designed to locate enemy submarines. Stephanie Elam demonstrates how they work.
U.S. Navy Commander William Marks is onboard the USS Blue Ridge in the Indian Ocean. Search planes are taking off again after rough weather temporarily grounded them. Commander Marks discussed the international search effort and assured if U.S. planes "fly over any piece of debris we are going to see it."
A rough stretch of weather in the southern Indian Ocean cleared. Now planes are taking off and resuming their search for Flight 370. Time is running out to find the plane's black boxes using their locator pings. Some high-tech help just arrived for the crews working to zero in on them. Meanwhile, some Flight 370 families marched through the streets of Beijing voicing their frustration. Anderson discussed the new developments with Kyung Lah in Bullsbrook, Australia and David McKenzie in Beijing.
Fears of a new landslide hampered rescue efforts north of Seattle today. The death toll from the landslide continues to rise, and the number of people reported missing nearly doubled today. Nichole Webb Rivera's parents, daughter and daughter's fiancé are among the missing.
For some of the Flight 370 families, today's announcement ended the uncertainty they have been feeling since the plane vanished. With no confirmed debris or sign of the plane, other families said today's announcement was premature. Psychologist Paul Yin is in Beijing where he has been counseling some Flight 370 families. He describes the anger and confusion some experienced after receiving today's text message announcement from Malaysia Airlines.
They vanished 17 days ago, and there is still no sign of the 239 people who boarded Flight 370. The grim announcement today from Malaysia's Prime Minister may open a new chapter for their families, but it still leaves plenty of unanswered questions. As the search continues, we are learning more about the passengers.
Flight 370's cargo included nearly a quarter-ton of lithium batteries. It is a very flammable cargo, but Malaysia Airlines CEO says the batteries were packed properly and not considered hazardous. Randi Kaye looks at why lithium batteries are so dangerous.
Is it possible to know if your flight could be carrying dangerous cargo? Anderson discussed this with former Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo.
Philip Wood is one of three Americans onboard Flight 370. He was an IBM executive who was heading back to Beijing one last time before taking a new assignment in Malaysia. His brother James told Anderson, "I don't want it to sound cliche, but my faith is getting me through this."
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Malaysia's Prime Minister said today's announcement that Flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean" was based in part on the analysis of satellite data from the UK company Inmarsat. Chris McLaughlin is a senior vice president at the company.
Safety Analyst David Soucie breaks down how Flight 370 was tracked by satellite while its communications systems were turned off.
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