Search resumes for missing Malaysian jetliner


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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Planes and ships from across Asia are continuing a massive search for a Malaysian jetliner that's been missing with 239 people on board for more than 24 hours.

There is still no confirmed sighting of wreckage from the Boeing 777 in the seas between Malaysia and Vietnam where it vanished from screens early Saturday morning en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. The weather was fine, the plane was already cruising and the pilots had no time to send a distress signal -- unusual circumstances for a modern jetliner to crash.

The administrator of China's Civil Aviation Administration says some debris has been spotted, but it's unclear whether it came from the plane. Vietnamese authorities say they've seen nothing close to two large oil slicks they saw Saturday that might be from the missing plane.

Meanwhile, Malaysian aviation authorities are investigating how two passengers were apparently able to get on the aircraft using stolen passports.

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