By Nicholas Stix
CNN is now reporting that U.S. intelligence sources say that the plane was deliberately steered off course, and that someone in the cockpit, i.e., the pilot or co-pilot (first officer), caused the explosion. Investigators are focusing on a torn-up suitcase.
There are two main search sites: One in the ocean, and one on Reunion Island.
Wolf Blitzer (6:25 p.m.): "Someone in the cockpit, someone in that cockpit, brought that plane down."
CNN refuses to use the t-word.
Note that this is Malaysian Air, not EgyptAir. The $64 question is, What do Malaysia and Egypt have in common?