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March 18th, 2014
04:48 PM ET

Officials: No link between missing plane and 2001 hijack plot

(CNN) - As new clues bolster the theory that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was deliberately flown off course, the one nagging question for investigators, beyond where the plane ended up, is why anyone would do this?

Investigators have been able to rule out at least one possibility – that the plane was targeted by the same group behind a Malaysia hijack plot in 2001, officials tell CNN.

CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson reports.

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