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Search for Flight 370 continues; questions raised over stolen passports
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CBS) -- The search for a missing commercial airliner is now focused on the waters just south of Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand.
Dozens of ships and planes are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing-777 that was carrying 239 people including 3 Americans when it disappeared.
A low flying search plane spotted what may be the first sign of debris from the jet. Vietnamese authorities believe the rectangular object seen floating in the water could be one of the plane's doors. It was located near a 15 mile stretch of oil, possibly fuel from the missing plane. An international fleet of ships and aircrafts continue to search for further signs of a crash.
Intelligence officials are looking closesly at two passengers who boarded the plane using stolen passports. The passengers purchased tickets that were sequential which may indicate they were traveling together. Interpol is also investigating more suspect passports that could have been used to board the missing plane.
Malaysian officials now say Flight 370 may have turned around just before it disappeared, but air traffic control never received any signs of distress.
Distraught families continue to gather at a Beijing hotel, facing an increasingly grim reality with each passing day.
Interpol says only a handful of countries routinely check passports against the vast database of stolen documents.
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