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More Countries Join Search for Missing Plane

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About two dozen nations are assisting in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

More than a week after the jetliner disappeared, investigators are convinced the plane was deliberately flown thousands of miles off course.

The CEO of Malaysia Airlines says the co-pilot of missing flight 370 spoke the last words from the cockpit telling ground control "all right - good night."

Authorities say someone disabled one of the plane's communications systems about 40 minutes after takeoff. Around 14 minutes later, the transponder that identifies the plane to commercial radar systems was also shut down. The fact that both systems went dark separately offered strong evidence that the plane's disappearance was deliberate.

"It really seems that somebody took control of this aircraft and flew it for some time after the communication system were turned off," says Michael Morell, CBS News Senior Security Analyst.

A satellite picked up a signal from the plane about seven and a half hours after takeoff - and investigators have used that to identified two possible routes.

One stretches south from Indonesia through the Indian Ocean - the other north over 11 countries from Thailand to the border of Kazakhstan.

Malaysian police went to the pilots' homes over the weekend and removed a flight simulator from lead pilot's house. Suspicion has fallen on the pilots because of their aviation experience, although Malaysian officials have said they are seeking background checks on everyone aboard the flight.

There are 25 countries now involved in the operation.

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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