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Revised MH370 search zone by month's end: Australia

Published on Jun 18, 2014 1:18 PM
 
In this file photo taken on April 13, 2014 from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth. Australian officials said on Wednesday they will announce the new search zone for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 by month's end, as mapping of the Indian Ocean seabed resumed. -- PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian officials said on Wednesday they will announce the new search zone for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 by month's end, as mapping of the Indian Ocean seabed resumed.

The jet went missing on March 8 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and despite a massive aerial and sea search, no sign of the aircraft which was carrying 239 people has been found.

An underwater probe of the Indian Ocean seabed where acoustic signals, thought at the time to have come from the jet's black box recorders, were heard also proved fruitless.

Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said analysis of satellite and other data to determine the search area for the next underwater phase would be concluded soon.

 
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