A Reuters report says military radar data suggest that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was “deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course” toward India’s Andaman Islands, “heightening suspicions of foul play among investigators.”
The Malaysian government says it cannot confirm the report.
The report cites unnamed sources and does not say which nation’s military radar information is the basis for the report.
The Reuters story comes as the search area for the missing plane has widened again. After starting in the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, the plane’s last confirmed location, efforts are now expanding west into the vastness of the Indian Ocean. The USS Kidd, a destroyer from the U.S. Pacific Fleet, is being moved into the Indian Ocean to aid in the search, Cmdr. William Marks of the U.S. 7th Fleet says.