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New Search Area for Malaysia Airlines Jet

Updated: Wednesday, June 25 2014, 09:33 AM EDT

ABC News- Authorities plan to announce later today a new, expanded search area in the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which disappeared in March with 239 people aboard.

The new search area could cover up to 23,000 square miles, which is 70 times larger than the area that has already been searched.

It will still be weeks, if not a couple of months, before the underwater search for Flight 370 continues.

The jetliner’s digital signature shows the plane was probably descending the last time it was in touch with a satellite, meaning the wreckage could be more than 20 miles to the west or 30 miles to the east from the flight’s path over the southern Indian Ocean, Martin Dolan, the commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the agency overseeing southern search efforts for the doomed plane, told ABC News.


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New Search Area for Malaysia Airlines Jet


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