[Updated Wednesday, March 12, 2014; new copy added at bottom.]
Rescue operations are launched from a number of countries, combing the seas for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
All the talking heads are claiming the Boeing 777-200 went into the water.
But maybe not.
According to the tv talking heads, Flight 370 set off from Kuala Lumpur headed north-northeast toward is Beijing destination. But it diverted from its flight plan and turned westward, crossing over Malaysia or southern Thailand on a mostly westerly course where it dropped off the radar; contract was lost.