WASHINGTON, March 14 (Xinhua) -- A classified analysis of electronic and satellite data, conducted by the United States and Malaysian governments, calculates that the missing Malaysia airplane Flight 370 likely crashed either in the Indian Ocean, or in the Bay of Bengal, according to a CNN report on Friday.
One flight path suggests the plane may have crashed into the Bay of Bengal off the coast of India, and the other it traveled southeast and crashed in the Indian Ocean, according to the analysis.
Yet another theory is taking shape about what might have happened to the missing plane: Maybe it landed in a remote Indian Ocean island chain, the report said.
The theory based on analysis of radar data revealed Friday by Reuters suggesting that the plane wasn't just blindly flying northwest from Malaysia, the report said, adding that it's just one of untold theories floating around about what might have happened to the airliner.
Meanwhile, a U.S. Navy vessel and a surveillance aircraft have been en route to an expanded search area for the missing plane, including the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal Friday.
"At Malaysia's request, the USS Kidd is north of the Strait of Malacca, in what we are calling the western search area," said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren on Friday.
Warren said the western search area includes the Andaman Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the northern portion of the Indian Ocean. " So it's a very large search area," he said.
The Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard was flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it lost contact with the ground early last Saturday.
Search expands westward for missing MH370 jet, India launches land hunt in Andaman, Nicobar
BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- India has intensified its search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 passenger jet by scouring the uninhabited islands in Andaman and Nicobar, Indian officials said on Friday.
Harmit Singh, spokesman for India's air force, navy and army command, said India began a land search using Dornier planes, but nothing had been spotted as of Friday afternoon. Full story
Malaysia Airlines: Conflicting information arises through search for truth
BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Conflicting information about flight MH370 results from looking for the truth, a senior executive with Malaysia Airlines told Xinhua Friday.
Malaysia Airlines is a commercial airline and some searches were initiated by the government which does not report to the airline. "They didn't tell us which ship was in which area," said Hugh Dunleavy, commercial director of Malaysia Airlines in an interview with Xinhua.Full story
Commentary: Why the big silence on missing flight?
BEIJING, March 14 (Xinhua) -- While technology today can track a truck on a highway every second along its way, it seems bizarre that a widebody jet can just vanish, with neither signal nor trace of wreckage.
After almost a week, there is some evidence to indicate that flight MH370 may have flown westward for a few hours after it disappeared from radar scenes. Signals automatically and instantaneously transmitted via satellite back to ground control took a week to reach the public.Full story