Malaysian plane may have flown 4 hours after last detection

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KUALA LUMPUR – The mystery deepens, and the search area widens.

With word that missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 may have flown for four hours after losing contact, it is possible that the 12 nations searching have been looking in the wrong spot.

Experts say it’s possible that the pilot, or even a passenger, switched off transponders to fly undetected. And unconfirmed military radar reportedly suggests that the plane changed course and headed west once the signal went out. But so far all leads of what happened to the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing have turned up nothing — including Chinese satellite images of potential debris.

“That’s the toughest part every day just waking up and speaking, looking on the news and seeing that there’s nothing,” says Danica Weeks whose husband was on the flight.

239 people’s families can only wait, and hope.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.