March 12th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

What happened in the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Chinese satellites have identified a possible debris field for Malaysia airlines flight 370.

The images were taken on Sunday morning, a day after the passenger jet disappeared, and, show what may be three large pieces of the missing Boeing 777 in the water.

Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'

The coordinates of the satellite photos are right in line with the jet's original flight path and close to the location where investigators say the plane's transponder stopped transmitting data.

Investigators are scrambling tonight to analyze the photos and determine if this is indeed the crash site.

OutFront: Airline pilots Rob Mark and Anthony Roman.

Filed under: International • News
March 12th, 2014
09:21 PM ET

China: Satellite images may show missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The Chinese government says three satellite images that were captured at 11 a.m. on Sunday - a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing - may be the crash site of the Boeing 777.

A Malaysian air force official, who is not authorized to speak to the media, said Thursday morning that its aircraft were heading to that area.

The images appear to show three floating objects, measuring between 43 and 79 feet wide and 59 to 72 feet long.

Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'

To put that in perspective, the length of a Boeing 777, the model of the missing jet is 209 feet long.

The coordinates of where these images were taken are not far from where the plane made its last known communication.

According to the CNN weather team, based on water currents at that time, it is very possible this is in fact the debris site.

The plane could well have gone down on its original flight path.

But it is hundreds of miles away from where the Malaysian government indicated the plane had last been spotted on radar - after, they said, it made a u-turn.

Tom Haueter, a Former Director of the Office of Aviation Safety for the NTSB told CNN's Erin Burnett that he did not believe the satellite images were that of Flight 370.

"Just by the size, any aircraft structure that size will sink," Haueter said, "70 by 70 feet, 70 by 40 feet - that's too big. It would sink."


Filed under: Aviation Industry • International • News
March 12th, 2014
08:43 PM ET

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 compared to SilkAir crash in 1997

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is prompting many theories.

Among them are parallels between the missing plane and the SilkAir Flight 185 that crashed in December of 1997.

Missing Malaysia airliner: Questions and answers

That flight, heading from Indonesia to Singapore, suddenly dove vertically into the Musi River killing everyone on board.

The National Transportation Safety Board, whiched worked with the Indonesian team on the investigation, concluded that the pilot committed suicide.

Kyung Lah is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Aviation Industry • News
March 12th, 2014
01:27 PM ET

Families await news of loved ones on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Authorities tell CNN that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was traveling hundreds of miles off course, and in the opposite direction from its original destination before it disappeared.

But still, no answers as to where the plane is now or how it went missing.

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: What we know and don't know

The wait for news has been agonizing for the families of the passengers and crew.

Among them, three U.S. citizens, including Philip Wood. His brother told CNN that the family is "just relying on faith."

What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

CNN's David McKenzie is in Beijing where many of the waiting family members have gathered - with the latest.

March 12th, 2014
12:56 PM ET

20 strangers kiss for the first time in viral video

It's strange watching strangers kiss. A new ad starring 20 strangers kissing for the first time goes viral.

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a video that is nothing but first kisses.

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