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What’s next in the stalled hunt for Flight 370?

 Thursday marked a bleak moment for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. For the first time since it disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board, no one is looking for it. An unmanned sub that spent weeks scouring the area of the Indian Ocean where searchers had detected acoustic signals they hoped were from the aircraft

MH370 News: Governments pledge to not give up search for Malaysia Airlines jet

 Government officials from Australia, China and Malaysia pledged on Monday not to give up searching for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared almost two months ago, despite lingering questions about how to proceed and who will pay. No trace of Flight MH370 has been found since it vanished on a scheduled service from Kuala Lumpur

MH370 Jet Hunt Focus Shifts From Air to Under Sea

SYDNEY, Australia — Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia announced on Monday an end to the search by air for debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but he said the underwater search would be intensified and expanded. “It is highly unlikely at this stage that we will find any aircraft debris on the ocean surface,”

Missing Malaysian Flight: Now the Search for MH370 may take years, warns US official

With Most of the seabed area searched for missing Malaysia Airlines flight without success experts fear wider hunt could take years. The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could take years, a senior US defence official has warned, as the underwater search off Western Australia failed to find any trace of wreckage or black

‘OBJECT OF INTEREST’ from Flight 370 It was found on coast of Western Australia

 Australian officials say an “object of interest” in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysia authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan described the object as appearing to be sheet metal with rivets, and

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

Flight 370: Plane Hunt Yields No Debris as Search Enters Last Zone

 An international team hunting for the missing Malaysian passenger jet is trawling the last third of a search zone for wreckage after an unmanned submarine failed to find traces of the aircraft. The Bluefin-21, which bounces sound waves off the Indian Ocean floor to create images of the seabed, has scoured two-thirds of the targeted

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

Next 48 hours crucial in the search for missing flight MH370 warns Malaysian minister

Hishammuddin Hussein has warned that next 48 in search will be crucial Whatever happens in that period officials would have to discuss next move Comments reveal dwindling optimism for current underwater search Australian PM Tony Abbott previously said search could take five or six days The next 48 hours in the search for missing flight

Subsea Pings Raise Hopes in Search for Missing Jetliner

An Australian ship hunting for the missing Malaysian Air plane heard signals consistent with those from an aircraft’s black boxes, the biggest breakthrough in a mystery that began a month ago. The pings raised investigators’ hopes for narrowing their focus enough to deploy a sonar-equipped robot submarine to scan the Indian Ocean floor for wreckage.

Flight 370 Search Gains Vessel With Black Box-Detector

 Australian ship Ocean Shield will join the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet after being fitted with equipment to detect black-box recorders, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there was no time limit on the search. Ten aircraft and 10 ships from nations including China, Japan, the U.S., New Zealand, Malaysia and South Korea will

Plane search spans Asia, but investigation shows little progress

 An international land and sea search for a missing Malaysian jetliner is covering an area the size of Australia, authorities said on Tuesday, but police and intelligence agencies have yet to establish a clear motive to explain its disappearance. Investigators are convinced that someone with deep knowledge of the Boeing 777-200ER and commercial navigation diverted