Malaysia defends military's failure to scramble jet fighter after plane went off course

  • by: ROD McGUIRK , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 19, 2014 - 6:40 AM

CANBERRA, Australia — Malaysia's defense minister on Monday defended his military's failure to scramble a fighter jet to follow a Malaysian airliner when it veered off course and vanished two months ago, saying it wasn't seen as a hostile object.

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