A Canada Goose covered in oil makes its way along the Kalamazoo River after a pipeline ruptured in Marshall, Mich. on July 27. Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/AP
Dave Jenkins, of Marshall, Mich., holds onto a muskrat as a group attempts to clean the animal covered in oil after a pipeline ruptured in the Kalamazoo River, spilling more than 800,000 gallons of oil into the water. Crews continued work to clean up the oil and affected animals on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Volunteers at the Circle D Wildlife Refuge in Vicksburg, Mich. feed a mixture containing charcoal to a goose to help it digest oil on July 27. The goose was one of twelve that were brought to the refuge. Crews were working Tuesday to contain and clean up more than 800,000 gallons of oil that poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan, coating birds and fish. John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer/AO
People watch from the 15 Mile Road bridge as oil flows in the Kalamazoo River on July 27 in Marshall, Mich. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Oil floats in the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Volunteers at the Circle D Wildlife Refuge in Vicksburg, Mich., clean some of the oil off a goose on July 27. John Grap/Battle Creek Enquirer/AP
The Morrow Dam in Comstock, Mich is seen here on July 28 as crews worked Wednesday to contain and clean up over an estimated 800,000 gallons of oil that coated birds and fish as it poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, one of the state's major waterways. Officials don't believe oil will spread past the Morrow Dam. The cause of the spill is under investigation. Scott Harmsen/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
Oil flows into the Kalamazoo River as workers try to skim it off the surface in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/AP
People watch oil run through the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
A Canada goose covered in oil attempts to fly out of the Kalamazoo River in Marshall, Mich., on July 27. Jonathon Gruenke/The Kalamazoo Gazette/AP
The pilot told air traffic controllers that everything was all right, even though one of the plane's communication systems had already been disabled. Now, authorities are investigating the pilot to see if there are any clues to the plane's disappearance in his past.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press /
March 16, 2014
The final words from the missing Malaysian jetliner's cockpit gave no indication anything was wrong even though one of the plane's communications systems had already been disabled, officials said Sunday, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in the disappearance.