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Eighth Submersible Mission Begins for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

 Australia—The search for debris from missing Flight 370 continued Sunday, with an unmanned submersible continuing to scan the floor of the southern Indian Ocean. Planes and ships are again sweeping a vast stretch of the sea’s surface after past sorties failed to spot anything related to the plane. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 autonomous vehicle has begun

Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane

 An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 and its “side scan” sonar has become the focal point of the