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Malaysia leader: Missing airliner 'deliberately diverted' - could the plane have been stolen?

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Malaysia leader: Missing airliner 'deliberately diverted' - could the plane have been stolen?by

Citing radar and satellite evidence, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 may have been "deliberately diverted"

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 may have gone missing through "deliberate action". Razak made his comments at a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Saturday, referring to radar and satellite data.

"This has been a situation without precedent," the prime minister said, adding that the plane's disappearance was the result of a "deliberate action by someone on the plane." Authorities are very confident that the jet's transponder was disabled during the flight, he added, and that the last satellite communication from the aircraft came about seven hours after takeoff. The investigation has been "refocused" into the passengers and crew members.

Commenting on the possible location of the lost airliner, Razak said: "The plane's last communication with the satellite was in one of two possible corridors: a northern corridor stretching approximately from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand, or a southern corridor stretching approximately from Indonesia to the southern Indian ocean."

The developments have added further uncertainty to the relatives of the 239 people on board the Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight, which departed its origin at 00:40 local time on March 8, before disappearing off air traffic controller's screens 40 minutes later.

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