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June 2nd, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Official: "Absolutely sure" MH370 is not in ping area

It's been nearly three months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and now the most promising lead has been discounted.

A U.S. Navy official tells CNN the underwater pings thought to be from MH370 are not from the plane.

Australian authorities heading the search say they've been looking in the wrong place for weeks.

So will the missing plane ever be found?

In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, the man leading the investigation, Chief Commissioner for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Martin Dolan says he is "absolutely sure" that the plane is not in the ping area.


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May 29th, 2014
09:29 PM ET

MH370 search missteps renew anger of family members

The country leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says they've been looking in the wrong location all along.

"The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has advised that the search in the vicinity of the acoustic detections can now be considered complete and in its professional judgment, the area can now be discounted as the final resting place of MH370," Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss says.

That comes on the heels of the U.S. Navy's bombshell - an official telling CNN that the underwater pings thought to be from Flight 370 are not from this plane.

"I'd have to say at this point, based on all of the imagery data that we've collected and looked at, if that black box were nearby we would have picked it up," says Michael Dean, the U.S. Navy's Deputy Director for Salvage & Diving.

The outrage is pouring in - how could searchers make such a massive error...losing months of time in the hunt for the plane?

Tom Foreman reports.

May 28th, 2014
09:17 PM ET

U.S. Navy: Pings not from MH370's black boxes

(CNN) - The four acoustic pings at the center of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for the past seven weeks are no longer believed to have come from the plane's black boxes, a U.S. Navy official told CNN.

The acknowledgment came Wednesday as searchers wrapped up the first phase of their effort, having scanned 329 square miles of southern Indian Ocean floor without finding any wreckage from the Boeing 777-200.

Authorities now almost universally believe the pings did not come from the onboard data or cockpit voice recorders, but instead came from some other man-made source unrelated to the jetliner that disappeared on March 8, according to Michael Dean, the Navy's deputy director of ocean engineering.

If the pings had come from the recorders, searchers would have found them, he said.

Dean said "yes" when asked if other countries involved in the search had reached the same conclusions.

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May 27th, 2014
08:48 PM ET

Inmarsat: We are certain that our MH370 satellite data is right

The data families of passengers on Flight 370 have been waiting more than two months to see has finally been released to the public.

It includes 47 pages of communications between satellite firm Inmarsat and the plane.

So are we any closer to finding out where the plane is now?

OutFront, Chris McLaughlin, Vice President for Inmarsat.

May 16th, 2014
08:37 PM ET

Sources: Flight 370's satellite data is just 14 numbers

It's been 71 days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished and there's still no sign of the plane.

But CNN is learning more about the satellite data at the center of the search.

Sources tell OutFront the Inmarsat data the company says it gave to the Malaysian government consists of just  14 numbers.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Who has satellite data that shaped search?

This information has been included in the briefing given to the investigative team.

But is it enough?

Outfront are International Business Correspondent Richard Quest, Aviation Analyst Miles O'Brien, and Aviation Attorney and Pilot Arthur Rosenberg.

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