Bad weather halts air and sea search for MH370: Amsa

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