What happened to flight MH370?

What happened to flight MH370?
A woman stands in front of a giant screen showing the number hours since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing, in Beijing. It has been three days since the flight's mysterious disappearance.

SEPANG, Malaysia - The search for Flight MH370 entered the third day with the massive air and sea operation failing to unearth any trace of the plane.

Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman described it as an "unprecedented aviation mystery".

He said the authorities were exploring all angles in their investigations, including the possibility that the plane might have disintegrated in mid-air or exploded.

"We are not ruling out the possibility but the main focus is to find the plane," Azharuddin said at a press conference here yesterday.

Experts have described the absence of a distress signal from the plane as an indication that it suffered a sudden catastrophic failure or explosion. Hijacking has also not been ruled out.

"Such theories are being explored but we have to avoid speculating on the matter," Azharuddin said.

The United States has comprehensively reviewed spy satellite imagery for evidence of a mid-air explosion but found none, Reuters reported.

Quoting a government source, it described US satellite coverage of the region as "thorough".


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