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
May 28th, 2014
10:08 PM ET

If the pings are not from Flight 370… where did they come from?

It was the most promising lead in the search for Flight 370, but now investigators say those underwater pings did not come from the missing plane's black boxes. Those pings helped shape the search zone and set the path for the underwater sub. So where does the search go now? Anderson got the latest from Rene Marsh, aviation correspondent Richard Quest and analyst David Gallo, who co-led the search for Air France Flight 447.

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Filed under: David Gallo • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Rene Marsh • Richard Quest
April 24th, 2014
09:31 PM ET

Sarah Bajc responds to Malaysia's Prime Minister: I make that out to be political maneuvering

Demands for answers are growing louder from those with loved ones who were on board Flight 370. CNN's Richard Quest tried to get some of those answers when he sat down for an exclusive interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Richard pressed him about why military planes were not sent to investigate when Flight 370 turned off course. Prime Minister Razak also said he is not ready to declare Flight 370 and its passengers lost. Sarah Bajc's partner Philip Wood was on board Flight 370. She says her jaw hit the floor after hearing the Prime Minister's comments.

John Berman spoke with Richard Quest about his interview with Prime Minister Razak.

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Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Richard Quest
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
12:40 AM ET

Major shift in Flight 370 search area

Search planes are now looking for Flight 370 in a new stretch of ocean. Australian authorities announced the search zone is now 684 miles northeast of the original one, closer to Perth. They say it is based on analysis of the plane's last known radar contact that suggests the 777 did not fly as far south as previously thought. Anderson spoke with U.S. Navy Commander William Marks who is looking for Flight 370 aboard the USS Blue Ridge.

Anderson discussed what was behind this shift with Aviation Correspondent Ricard Quest, Safety Analyst David Soucie, Aviation Analyst Miles O'Brien and David Gallo, who co-led the search for Air France Flight 447.

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Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Richard Quest
March 28th, 2014
12:28 AM ET

Conflicting reports put the spotlight on Flight 370's captain

USA Today has been causing controversy with a recent report from Kuala Lumpur about deep suspicions surrounding Flight 370's captain. Anderson spoke to USA correspondent Mahi Ramakrishnan about her reporting. She says her source based his information on "hard evidence," but she does not know what that evidence is. Aviation Correspondent Richard Quest and Michael Schmidt of The New York Times also joined the conversation.

Pamela Brown looked into the life of Flight 370's captain and found a much different picture than the one published by USA Today.

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Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • Pamela Brown • Richard Quest
March 18th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Recreating Flight 370's sharp left turn

Both Thai and Malaysian officials report their radar systems registered a plane that may have been Flight 370. If that's true, it would indicate the flight took a hard left from its intended route. A law enforcement official says a move like that was almost certainly programmed by someone in the cockpit. Martin Savidge took a closer look in a 777 flight simulator with flight instructor Mitchell Casado.

March 17th, 2014
11:14 PM ET

What may have happened inside the cockpit?

Unless you are a commercial pilot, it's hard to visualize what may have been happening in Flight 370's cockpit. Martin Savidge walks through several scenarios in a Boeing 777 simulator. CNN's Richard Quest joins the conversation and says "no one could come up with a scenario that makes sense with the facts that know so far."
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