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Search for Jet Expands Amid Signs It Flew On

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The search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded east and west after American officials said it was emitting signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control nearly a week ago over the South China Sea. (March 14)

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South China Sea - March 14, 2014

1. Mid of flight crew

2. Wide of search area

3. Close of flight crew member

4. Close of radar screen

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Washington, DC - March 14, 2014

5. FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC showing map with expanding red circle

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Sepang, Malaysia - March 14, 2014

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6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hishammuddin Hussein, Acting Malaysian Transportation Minister (Transcript Below)

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South China Sea - March 14, 2014

7. Wide of search area

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - March 9, 2014

8. STILL of Malaysia Airlines plane - this is not missing plane

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Sepang, Malaysia - March 14, 2014

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hishammuddin Hussein, Acting Malaysian Transportation Minister (Transcript Below)

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South China Sea - March 14, 2014

10. Mid of flight crew

11. Wide of search area

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN JETLINER EXPANDED EAST AND WEST --

AFTER AMERICAN OFFICIALS SAID IT WAS EMITTING SIGNALS TO SATELLITES FOR HOURS AFTER ITS LAST CONTACT WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Hishammuddin Hussein, Acting Malaysian Transportation Minister

"Together with our international partners, we are now pushing further east into the South China Sea, and further into the Indian Ocean. We want nothing more than to find the plane as quickly as possible. But the circumstances have forced us to widen our search."

THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE PLANE FLEW MANY HUNDREDS OF MILES BEYOND ITS LAST KNOWN LOCATION WITHOUT ANY CONTACT WITH THE GROUND --

HAS STRENGTHENED SPECULATION THAT ITS TRANSPONDERS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICES WERE TURNED OFF DELIBERATELY.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Hishammuddin Hussein, Acting Malaysian Transportation Minister

"The international team are currently working on verifying that detailed information, but we have nothing to confirm at this moment."

GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF FUEL IT HAD ON BOARD, THE PLANE COULD IN THEORY HAVE REACHED ANYWHERE IN A LARGE SWATH OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA.

IN THE ABSENCE OF MORE INFORMATION ON ITS MOVEMENTS, FINDING IT COULD BE A MASSIVE TASK.

SIGOUT - Bob McCall/Associated Press

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