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March 19th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Experts doubtful anything sinister to be found in Flight 370 pilot's simulator

(CNN) – Investigators looking at the flight simulator taken from the home of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah have discovered that some data had been deleted from it, Malaysia's acting transportation minister said Wednesday.

What the revelation means is unclear. It could be another dead end in an investigation that has been full of them so far, or it could provide further evidence for the theory that one or more of the flight crew may have been involved in the plane's disappearance 12 days ago.

Some aviation experts are doubtful anything helpful will come from the simulator at all.
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March 19th, 2014
05:28 PM ET

Families demanding answers: How information flow would differ in a U.S. investigation

(CNN) – Grief feels the same no matter where you're from. But how would the investigation into missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the information the families are getting about it, be different if it was being lead by the United States?

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux has that story.

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March 19th, 2014
05:18 PM ET

Flight 370 evokes past aviation mysteries

(CNN) – As the days stretch on, it's impossible to ignore the parallels between the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and some of the most nagging mysteries in the history of aviation, many of which remain unsolved.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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March 19th, 2014
04:55 PM ET

Search area for missing plane shrinks

(CNN) – Australian officials say that information from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board helped them refine the area they're searching to the southernmost part of missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370's potential route.

One U.S. Navy aircraft is helping out in the area.

CNN's chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto reports.

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March 19th, 2014
04:45 PM ET

An agony for relatives of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) - A woman wailed as security guards dragged her out of the briefing room used to provide updates on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

She is the mother of one of the passengers, and her protest is but one sign that patience is fraying among the relatives of the missing.

The families of the passengers have been mostly out of the spotlight as Malaysian authorities spearhead a mission to find the plane. But as day 12 rolled around with no answers, the frustration became evident.

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