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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — What was first thought to be possible debris from a missing Malaysian Airlines passenger jet turns out to be moss covered trash.

Rescue helicopters and ships rushed to investigate a yellow object resembling a life raft today, but hopes of finding a crash site were once again dashed.

More than two days of search for the Beijing-bound plane that disappeared with 239 people on board have proved fruitless as officials explore various possible scenarios.

With no confirmation that the Boeing 777 had crashed, hundreds of distraught relatives are still waiting anxiously for any news. Thai police and Interpol questioned the proprietors of a travel agency in a Thai resort town that sold one-way tickets to two men now known to have been traveling using stolen passports.

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068-q-09-(Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general, Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation, at news conference Monday)-"have been detected"-The head of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, was asked if there has been any 'pinging' sounds detected from the plane's black box or flight data recorder. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *068 (03/10/14)££ 00:09 "have been detected"

064-a-10-(Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general, Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation, at news conference Monday)-"let alone the aircraft"-The head of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, says despite earlier reports, no parts from the missing jet have been located. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *064 (03/10/14)££ 00:10 "let alone the aircraft"

069-a-11-(Richard Aboulafia (ah-BOO'-lah-fee-yah), vice president of analysis at Teal Group, in AP interview Sunday)-"take some time"-Aviation consultant Richard Aboulafia says it's not surprising that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is still missing. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *069 (03/10/14)££ 00:11 "take some time"

070-a-16-(Richard Aboulafia (ah-BOO'-lah-fee-yah), vice president of analysis at Teal Group, in AP interview Sunday)-"two fake passports"-Aviation consultant Richard Aboulafia says there are signs the plane's disappearance was not connected to any mechanical issues. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *070 (03/10/14)££ 00:16 "two fake passports"

075-a-11-(James Wood, brother of Malaysian Airlines passenger Philip Wood, in AP interview Sunday)-"one week ago"-James Wood says he is trying to keep positive while waiting for an update about his brother. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *075 (03/10/14)££ 00:11 "one week ago"

057-q-09-(Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general, Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation, at news conference)-"to be onboard"-The head of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, was asked about reports that five people who had tickets for the flight hadn't boarded the airplane on Saturday. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *057 (03/10/14)££ 00:09 "to be onboard"

065-a-16-(Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general, Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation, at news conference Monday)-"to the labs"-The head of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, says additional oil slicks have been spotted, and are being tested for a possible connection to the missing jet. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *065 (03/10/14)££ 00:16 "to the labs"

066-a-13-(Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general, Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation, at news conference Monday)-"any such object"-The head of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, says he knows that Vietnamese searchers reported spotting an object that could have been a plane door, but that apparently isn't the case. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *066 (03/10/14)££ 00:13 "any such object"

067-a-10-(Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general, Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation, at news conference Monday)-"has been deployed"-The head of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, says dozens of planes and ships from many countries are searching for the missing Boeing Triple-7. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *067 (03/10/14)££ 00:10 "has been deployed"

071-a-14-(Richard Aboulafia (ah-BOO'-lah-fee-yah), vice president of analysis at Teal Group, in AP interview Sunday)-"plane can fly"-Aviation consultant Richard Aboulafia says it could take a while to find the missing jet. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *071 (03/10/14)££ 00:14 "plane can fly"

072-a-13-(James Wood, brother of Malaysian Airlines passenger Philip Wood, in AP interview Sunday)-"for you too"-James Wood says he realizes the uncertainty over the status of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 involves more than just his brother. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *072 (03/10/14)££ 00:13 "for you too"

076-a-11-(Tom Wood, brother of Malaysian Airlines passenger Philip Wood, in AP interview Sunday)-"close it completely"-Tom Wood says he is not giving up hope that his brother is alive. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *076 (03/10/14)££ 00:11 "close it completely"

074-a-11-(James Wood, brother of Malaysian Airlines passenger Philip Wood, in AP interview Sunday)-"leaving a country"-James Wood says his brother had just moved from China to Malaysia. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *074 (03/10/14)££ 00:11 "leaving a country"

073-a-05-(James Wood, brother of Malaysian Airlines passenger Philip Wood, in AP interview Sunday)-"be this one"-James Wood says his brother was settling in to a new home in Malaysia after living in China. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *073 (03/10/14)££ 00:05 "be this one"

058-a-14-(Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general, Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation, at news conference)-"we cannot discount"-The head of Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, says they are looking into reports that the jet might have been trying to return to Malaysia after it had taken off. (10 Mar 2014)

<<CUT *058 (03/10/14)££ 00:14 "we cannot discount"

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