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Bad weather halts air and sea search for MH370: Amsa

Published on Mar 25, 2014 7:03 AM
A photo taken on March 21, 2014, shows a crew member on a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft participating in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority-led search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PERTH, Australia (AFP) - The air and sea search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that crashed in the Indian Ocean was suspended on Tuesday due to gale force winds, rain and big waves, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Amsa) said.

"Amsa has undertaken a risk assessment and determined that the current weather conditions would make any air and sea search activities hazardous and pose a risk to crew," it said.

"Therefore, Amsa has suspended all sea and air search operations for today due to these weather conditions."

MH370 Indian Ocean object sightings map