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Malaysia Says Jet's Disappearance 'Deliberate'

The new search zone is now dauntingly large -- the plane could be anywhere from Kazakhstan to the southern Indian Ocean.
Malaysia Says Jet's Disappearance 'Deliberate'
Image from: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Via AFP:

A missing Malaysian airliner was apparently deliberately diverted and flown for hours after vanishing from radar, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday, stopping short of confirming a hijack but taking the excruciating search for the jet into uncharted new territory.

Najib said investigators believed "with a high degree of certainty" that systems relaying Malaysia Airlines flight 370's location to air traffic control were manually switched off before the jet veered westward in a fashion "consistent with deliberate action".

But a grave-looking Najib told a press conference watched ar...

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