Missing MH370: No unidentified planes detected, says Kazakhstan

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  • Monday, 17 Mar 2014

A US Navy handout image showing crew members on board a P-8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron 16, man their workstations while assisting in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Sunday. - AFP.

ALMATY: Kazakhstan said on Monday it had not detected any "unsanctioned use" of its air space by any planes on March 8, making it unlikely that a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have been diverted along a northern route via Thailand.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished with 239 people aboard, could hypothetically have reached the Central Asian nation's air space, but it would have been detected there, the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee said in a statement.

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