December 29th, 2014
11:25 PM ET

The search for Air Asia Flight 8501: the tragic timeline

The U.S. is joining the search for Air Asia Flight 8501, sending in the USS Sampson. It is almost certain that this is a recovery mission, not a rescue mission. Anderson Cooper looks at the plane’s final moments and the search for answers.

Anderson breaks down the factors that make the search for the missing plane so challenging with CNN analysts David Gallo and Miles O’Brien, along with CNN aviation correspondent Richard Quest.

Filed under: Air Asia 8501 • David Gallo • Miles O'Brien • Richard Quest
November 12th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

How did Rosetta land on a comet?

Mankind took another giant step in outer space today. A 220-pound lander that's about the size of a washing machine touched down on a comet 300-million miles from earth. The comet is just two-and-a-half miles wide and this accomplishment has been compared to catching a bullet. Anderson spoke to CNN Aviation Analyst Miles O'Brien and Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' about the more than ten years of planning that went into today's landing.

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Filed under: Bill Nye The Science Guy • Miles O'Brien
May 9th, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Are investigators looking for Flight 370 in the wrong ocean?

Investigators looking for Flight 370 had little information to work with when they determined the missing plane likely crashed into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Perth, Australia. Now scientists and engineers are questioning everything from the satellite data to those pings heard deep underwater. They say Flight 370 may be nowhere near the current search zone, and it might not even be in the Indian Ocean. Ari Schulman wrote an extensive piece about this in the Atlantic. Anderson spoke with him, along with CNN Aviation Analyst Miles O'Brien and CNN Safety Analyst David Soucie.

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Filed under: David Soucie • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Miles O'Brien
May 9th, 2014
10:18 PM ET

Airliner's near miss with a drone

There was a near midair collision between a commercial jet landing at Tallahassee's airport and a drone. For the first time, an FAA official confirmed the near miss. It was so close, the pilot believed the two aircraft actually collided. Anderson discussed it with CNN Aviation and Government Regulation Correspondent Rene Marsh and CNN Aviation Analyst Miles O'Brien.

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Filed under: Miles O'Brien • Rene Marsh
May 6th, 2014
10:14 PM ET

Does video prove a teen survived a five hour flight in a plane's wheel well?

The idea of a teen hiding in a plane's wheel well and flying from California to Hawaii sounded unbelievable at the time. Now just released video seems to show the boy getting out of that part of the plane and hopping onto the tarmac. Anderson spoke to CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien and University of Washington Medical School professor Dr. Robert Schoene about what they see in this video.

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Filed under: Miles O'Brien • Stowaway
April 30th, 2014
10:06 PM ET

Could Flight 370 really be in the Bay of Bengal?

Bangladesh dispatched a pair of ships to the Bay of Bengal,  where the company GeoResonance believes it spotted a plane underwater. The company believes it found the wreckage of a commercial airliner, and they alerted crews searching for Flight 370. The Bay of Bengal is thousands of miles away from the search zone off the coast of Perth, Australia. Anna Coren visited GeoResonance to find out why the company is so sure about its findings.

Anderson discussed this the technology with CNN aviation analysts Miles O'Brien and David Soucie, along with former Transportation Department Inspector General Mary Schiavo.

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Filed under: Anna Coren • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Miles O'Brien
April 9th, 2014
01:01 AM ET

Ship picks up new pings in the Flight 370 search zone

Authorities report an Australian ship detected fresh pulses in the search for Flight 370. Retired Air ChiefMarshal Angus Houston says the pulses are consistent with electronic equipment. He went on to say that he is now "optimistic we'll find the aircraft or what's left of the aircraft." Anderson discussed these developments with safety analyst David Soucie, aviation correspondent Richard Quest, Boeing 777 captain Les Abend, aviation analyst Miles O'Brien and former Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo.

April 7th, 2014
11:08 PM ET

Did Flight 370 intentionally skirt Indonesian airspace?

A senior Malaysian government official suggests Flight 370 may have been trying to avoid radar detection and skirted Indonesian airspace as it veered off course.  What would that say about the intentions of whoever was at the plane's controls? Anderson discusses it with Martin Savidge and pilot Mitchell Casado in the flight simulator, along with aviation analyst Miles O'Brien and aviation correspondent Richard Quest.
April 4th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Why does the Flight 370 search area keep shifting?

Crews are searching for Flight 370 from the air, on the ocean's surface and underwater. They are combing a new area of the Indian Ocean. Authorities have changed the search zone several times. Tom Foreman explains why it will likely move again.

John Berman discussed all of this with aviation analyst Miles O'Brien, aviation correspondent Richard Quest and CNN analyst David Gallo, co-leader of the search for Air France Flight 447.

March 28th, 2014
09:42 PM ET

U.S. Navy Commander: This area is much better for the search effort

It could be the most promising lead yet in the search for Flight 370. Less than 24 hours after officials shifted the search area by nearly 700 miles, ships are working to reach objects spotted by airplanes. U.S. Navy Commander William Marks is taking part in the search and spoke to Anderson about these latest developments.

Anderson discusses the new leads and the new search area with safety analyst David Soucie, aviation correspondent Richard Quest, former Department of Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo and aviation analyst Miles O'Brien.

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Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Miles O'Brien
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