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Australia says planes checking new search area

1 year ago March 28, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Friday, March 28 2014 Friday, March 28, 2014 5:11:28 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Eieleen NG

PERTH, Australia - Australia says four planes are now searching in a new area in the Indian Ocean for possible signs of the Malaysian airliner that went missing three weeks ago.

John Young, manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's emergency response division, said Friday that four planes were in the area, and that six ships were headed there.

Officials said earlier that the search zone had been shifted 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast after new analysis of radar data suggested the plane flew faster than thought and used more fuel, which may have reduced the distance it traveled.

The search comes as the weather cleared enough Friday to allow planes to hunt for fresh clues to the fate of the plane carrying 239 people that went missing March 8.

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