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Relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hold placards following a joint news conference on the search for the missing airliner Friday. The search will be suspended if nothing turns up in the current area, officials say. Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalists walk near parts of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the Grabove village in eastern Ukraine on Nov. 11, 2014. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say

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French officers carry a wing fragment, called a flaperon, that washed ashore on La Réunion island in the Indian Ocean on July 29. Raymond Wae Tion/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Surrounded by journalists, a relative of passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 wears a sign reading "Must return safely!" during a protest held by victims' families Thursday outside the Malaysia Airlines office in Beijing. Rolex Dela Pena/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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A piece of a wing, apparently from a Boeing 777, has been found on Reunion, an island in the Indian Ocean. It's not clear yet whether the debris is from the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared from radar during a flight last year. Yannick Pitou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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About 30 people believed to be relatives of Chinese passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing a year ago, protest near the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing on Sunday. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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Sgt. Trent Wyatt, a crew member of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion, looks out in the search for MH370 over the Indian Ocean in April of last year. A Malaysian official says the search will continue through the end of May 2015, but if nothing is found, it is "back to the drawing board." Richard Wainwright/AP hide caption

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SkyTruth followed the ship Shin Jyi Chyuu 33 during one week last month. Planes are connected to a satellite network just like ships, but the information is only collected if the airline pays for it. Courtesy of SkyTruth via Exact Earth ShipView hide caption

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Listeners To NPR: Why Don't We Track Planes Like We Do Ships?

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U.N. Agency Sets New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

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Sarah Bajc's partner, Philip Wood, disappeared along with Flight MH370. "The issuance of the death certificate is an emotional thing," she says, "because we're not convinced that they're dead." Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Vanished Jetliner Still Haunts Families Of The Missing

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A Malaysia Airlines crew member inspects an airplane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Thursday. The carrier announced it was laying off a third of its workforce amid steep financial losses. Azhar Rahim/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Malaysia Airlines had been struggling even before two of its flights were lost this year. Analysts say the national carrier faces either bankruptcy or privatization. Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

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People walk amid debris Thursday at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Obama: Evidence MH17 Hit By Missile From Rebel-Held Area Of Ukraine

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This screen grab from Flightradar24.com shows the pocket of open airspace above Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in the eastern part of the country. Flightradar24.com hide caption

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