An unmanned submarine hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane probably will complete its inspection of a targeted area of the Indian Ocean within a week, as authorities in Kuala Lumpur said the search may be broadened.
Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian plane are combing a new location in the southern Indian Ocean today as Prime Minister Najib Razak toured an Australian air base coordinating the effort.
Australian ship Ocean Shield will join the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet after being fitted with equipment to detect the crucial black-box recorders whose locator beacons are running out of power.
The U.S. joined Australia in scouring an area in the southern Indian Ocean about 1 1/2 times the size of California for missing Malaysian Air Flight 370, as the disappearance became the longest in modern airline history.
The Australian vessel Ocean Shield is scheduled to depart today to search for Malaysian Air Flight 370 after being fitted with an autonomous underwater vehicle and equipment to detect the missing plane’s black-box recorder.