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Search for missing Flight 370 enters new phase
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CBS) -- For days, ships and planes have criss-crossed the South China Sea searching for missing Malaysia Airlines' Flight 370, but now new information is surfacing.
Malaysia's Prime Minister now believes Flight 370 continued in the air for more than six hours after losing contact with air traffic control.
Two of the communication systems on board the plane were deliberately turned off one after another. Malaysian authorities have refocused the investigation on the crew and passengers.
Police went to the homes of the pilot and co-pilot, but did not reveal if anything was found. They are also examining the psychological profiles of the men, 53-year-old Zaharie Ahmad Shah and 27-year-old Fariq Abdul Hamid.
On Saturday a Japanese plane took a final flight over the South China Sea as the search focus shifts.
The latest satellite analysis shows two possible corridor: a northern arc stretching from Thailand through western China into Kazakhstan or a southern arc stretching past Indonesia and deep into the Southern Indian Ocean. Crews are making plans to extend the search area.
Most experts believe it went over water because military radar likely would have picked up the plane over land. The Boeing-777 could have flown more than 2,500 miles from its last location.
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