Aircraft’s vanishing now said intended

Malaysia focuses on all 239 aboard

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 4:53 a.m.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (center) said Saturday in Sepang that authorities “have refocused their investigation” on the missing plane’s crew and passengers.

The Malaysian jetliner missing for more than a week was deliberately diverted and continued flying for more than six hours after severing contact with the ground, meaning it could have gone as far northwest as Kazakhstan or into the Indian Ocean’s southern reaches, Malaysia’s leader said Saturday.

Reporters try to get information from Malaysian police officers Saturday after a search of missing Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s house ...

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