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Flight 370? Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

 Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, authorities said Wednesday. Police secured the material, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Augusta in Western Australia state, the search coordination center said in a statement, without describing the material found. The

Seabed hunt for Malaysia jet stretches beyond week

 An air search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was suspended for a day due to stormy weather on Tuesday as the painstakingly slow sonar scanning of a targeted patch of seabed continued. Up to 10 planes were to scour the ocean surface for debris on Tuesday over an area covering 49,500 square kilometers (19,000

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

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Search sub tries again after striking out first day

 PERTH, Australia – A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first trip, officials said. The submarine hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor