Transcript for New Report on Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Highlights Huge Blunders
have repeatedly said there were no U.S. Military forces close enough no fight back. There is news about the missing Malaysian passengers plane. David Kerley with the new information tonight. Reporter: The Malaysian report reveals it took four hours to launch a rescue. A story of confusion by air traffic controllers and bad information from the airline and another country having to tell its plane is missing. The misunderstandings there's no excuse more. Malaysian three seven zero. Flight level three five zero. Reporter: The mystery begins after Malaysian controllers hand off the flight to Vietnam in what would be the 777 last's communication. Come back. 120. Reporter: Moments later the jetlin jetliner's location is shut off and turns around. 17 minutes later Vietnam tells Malaysia it can't contact the jetliner. At this point about to cross back over the peninsula. They are confused and don't contact the Malaysian military. By the time the rescue is called the jetliner is far south over the Indian ocean a little over two hours believed to where it's gone into the ocean. Tonight still no idea where it is with the search air being expanded to more than 21,000 square miles. David Kerley, ABC news, Washington.
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