Search for MH370 to continue despite set-back

Search for MH370 to continue despite set-back

Australian and Malaysian authorities says the search for wreckage from missing Malaysian flight MH370 will continue, despite the latest setback.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed there is no evidence to show the Boeing 777 crashed in the area of the southern Indian Ocean, where an extensive search effort has been underway for over a month.

The Bureau announced yesterday it does not believe the acoustic “pings” detected in the ocean zone were being emitted from an aircraft’s black box, but were more likely coming from another mad-made object such as a ship.

The revelation follows the return of unmanned submarine Bluefin-21, which has completed it’s surveillance of the ocean floor in the search area, without detecting any debris from the missing plane.

MH320 went missing in March, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people board including six Australians.

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre says it is still confident the plane did crash in the Indian Ocean, and work is now underway to establish a new search area.

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