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March 13th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 invokes memories of TWA 800

Officials tell CNN the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is now extending west into the Indian Ocean.

The shift comes after new information suggests the mystery flight remained in the air several hours after disappearing from radar.

If the plane did go down in the Indian Ocean, recovering the wreckage could be a difficult task.

It took nearly two weeks to discover the block boxes after TWA Flight 800 crashed off the coast of Long Island in 1996.

It was four years before the investigation was complete.

Suzanne Malveaux reports it took even longer to recover parts of the plane.

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  1. Erin. Were the 450 pounds of lithianm batteries shipped on wood palettes like the one found in the ocean with the multie colored straps? Roy

    I know most products today are shipped on these wooden palates, by truck, sea and planes.

    March 24, 2014 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  2. Michael

    Burnett talks too much and too fast. Her speech-like questions are convoluted and long, and she is not a reflective listener. Williams College, her alma mater, should require speech courses in its liberal arts curriculum.

    March 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm | Reply

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