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April 1st, 2014
05:04 PM ET

Report: Missteps and miscommunication hurt search for Flight 370

(CNN) – Despite a number of inexplicable setbacks, missteps and flubs related to the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Malaysian authorities still insist that they wouldn't have done anything differently in this investigation.

On Friday, the search zone abruptly moved again, about 700 miles northeast, when radar revealed the plane likely flew a shorter distance than estimated.

Malaysian authorities admit this latest change only came about when two international teams trying to pinpoint the crash site actually started talking to each other, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

So why weren't they working together before?

Wall Street Journal reporter Jon Ostrower breaks it down for CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

world lead

April 1st, 2014
05:01 PM ET

Cockpit transcript released

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) - After more than three weeks, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has come down to this: a lot of floating rubbish, hundreds of heartbroken relatives and, now, quibbling over words that everyone acknowledges offer no clues into what happened to the doomed plane.

Malaysian authorities on Tuesday released the transcript of radio chatter between air traffic controllers and the plane in the hour or so before it vanished while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people on board.

And while the transcript offers no clues about the plane's mysterious disappearance, one glaring discrepancy has highlighted criticisms of how Malaysian officials have handled the investigation.

Read the cockpit transcript

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