Day 11: Thailand may have detected missing airliner

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have been detected by Thailand’s military radar, CNN reports.

The jet, with 239 people on board, “disappeared” at about 1:30 a.m. on March 8.

Thailand said Tuesday that it believes it detected the plane headed west towards the Indian Ocean a few minutes after its disappearance.

This would be the second report of the Boeing 777 flying west, far from its scheduled flight path. The Malaysian military said its radar tracked the plane as it passed over the small island of Pulau Perak in the Strait of Malacca, meaning the jet had to turn sharply to the west and cross back over the Malay Peninsula instead of continuing north towards Vietnam.

CNN says the Thai report indicates investigators are on the right track, but there’s still no indication the plane crashed or landed anywhere in a massive, 3 million square mile area the plane could have reached.

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