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UPDATE: Oil slick, debris not connected to missing Malaysia Airlines flight

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KUALA LUMPUR (WKOW) -- Debris and oil slick samples are not connected to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The oil slick was found about 100 nautical miles from Malaysia's east coast, just south of where they plane last had contact with the control tower, but it turned out to have no connection to the missing plane. An orange object spotted Monday morning, originally thought to be a life raft, also had nothing to do with plane wreckage.

Officials are looking into all causes for the plane's disappearance, including hijacking, said a spokesman for the Malaysia Civil Aviation. "We are looking at every angle. We are looking at every aspect of what could have happened,” he said.

The jetliner departed from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing with 239 people on board. Dozens of aircraft and ships are searching, including a crew from the United States.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's air force chief says the military radar indicated the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, but declined to give further details on how far the plane may have veered off course.

Rodzali Daud told a press conference Sunday that "there is a possible indication that aircraft made a turnback," adding that authorities were "trying to make sense of that."

Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the pilot is supposed to inform the airline and traffic control authorities if he does return, but officials received no distress call.

The plane vanished from screens early Saturday morning en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board.

Malaysia aviation authorities are investigating how two passengers were able to get on the aircraft using stolen passports. 

Interpol says no country checked its database that held information about the two stolen passports.  The Lyon, France-based international police body said information about the thefts of an Austrian passport in 2012 and an Italian passport last year was entered into its database after they were stolen in Thailand.

Interpol said in a statement it was working to determine the "true identities" of the passengers who used the stolen passports.

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