The FBI has joined the investigation into the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the White House said Wednesday.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the FBI, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are all coordinating with the Malaysian government’s investigation.

“We are finding that the level of cooperation with the Malaysian government is solid, and we are working closely with the Malaysians as well as our other international partners in this effort to find out what happened to the plane and why it happened,” Carney said. …

A federal law enforcement official told USA Today that the FBI will likely be asked to analyze the hard drive from a flight simulator that was taken from the home of one of the plane’s pilots. The materials would be shipped to the FBI’s forensic lab in Quantico, Va., for review.