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The search for flight MH370

The international investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members has so far yielded more questions than answers.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, vanished from radar screens about an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early on Saturday.

The aircraft was flying in good weather conditions and disappeared without a distress call – unusual circumstances for a modern jetliner.

If it is confirmed that the plane has crashed, it would be the second fatal accident involving a Boeing 777 in less than a year and by far the worst in terms of causalities since the jet entered service in 1995.

However, the mystery of the missing jetliner has deepened over the past 24 hours after two passengers were found to have boarded the plane using stolen passports, giving rise to speculation that the disappearance of the flight could be linked to foul play.

Authorities say they are investigating all possible causes, with utmost priority, however, placed on locating the plane.

Click ahead to view the latest images of the multi-country search-and-rescue operation to locate the missing plane.

——By CNBC's Ansuya Harjani and Alice Tidey


Posted 10 March 2014

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