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Authorities are investigating the possibility the South Korean ferry was off course, reports that few of its lifeboats made it into the water and that the captain was among the first to escape.
April 17th, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Is there a better way to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

The Bluefin has certainly had its share of challenges in its search for Flight 370. Its first two dives were cut short due to technical problems. So far, there has been no sign of the missing jet.

MH370: Undersea search could cost a quarter billion dollars, official says

There are questions as to whether the Bluefin-21 can dive deep enough, and whether it can send back pictures that are clear enough.

So is there anything out there that can do the job better?

Rosa Flores has the story.


Filed under: International • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • News • Tech
April 14th, 2014
08:46 PM ET

MH370: Underwater drone Bluefin-21 aborted mission, returns early

The autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 - said to be the search's best hope for finding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - has aborted it's first mission and returned to the surface of the Indian Ocean.

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The mission was supposed to take 24 hours to map the first portion of the search area: 16 hours to map, four hours' of travel time to the ocean floor and back, and four hours to analyze the data gathered.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Captain Mark Matthews, who heads the U.S. presence in the search effort, explains why the underwater robot returned to the surface earlier than planned.


Filed under: International • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • News • Tech
April 11th, 2014
09:14 PM ET

Underwater probes set to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Officials tell CNN there have been no confirmed acoustic detections over the past 24 hours.

Black Box Pinger Manufacturer: Flight 370's black box batteries has 40 days

That's significant because at most, the black boxes have a couple more days of battery life left in them, according to he largest manufacturer of black box pingers.

The technology that will search underwater for the wreckage - like the Bluefin 21 - is now of even greater importance.

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CNN'S Rosa Flores has a demonstration on the underwater technology that will locate the missing wreckage.


Filed under: International • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • News • Tech
April 9th, 2014
08:27 PM ET

Underwater vehicles to be put to the test in search for Flight 370

Officials are zeroing in on what may be the missing malaysian airliner and have cut the size of the search zone after officials identified two more sets of pings that may be coming from Flight 370's black boxes.

With the latest developments - searchers could be just days away from taking the hunt to the next level with an underwater drone.

Our Rosa Flores has a first look at what the search may look like.

March 25th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers' cell phone data, messages could be retrieved

What if the passengers of Flight 370 tried to send messages before the plane went missing?

That's a crucial question not only for family members of the passengers, but for investigators who want to know what happened in the flight's final moments.

If and when the plane is found, forensic experts say personal cell phones and electronics may be the key to solving one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history.

Our Ted Rowlands is Outfront with the story.


Filed under: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 • News • Tech
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