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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Search for MH370 focusing on Andaman Sea, Vietnam stops air operations

Search for MH370 focusing on Andaman Sea, Vietnam stops air operations

The international search for the missing Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER has been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometres to the northwest of the original search radius as Vietnam suspended air operations in its waters.
The multinational search for flight MH370 which vanished last Saturday involves more than 40 ships and three dozen aircraft combing an area from the Andaman Sea to the South China Sea.
"Yes, above Sumatra is the Andaman Sea," director-general of Civil Aviation Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told AFP when asked to confirm whether ships and planes were searching for missing flight MH370 there.

Sumatra is a large Indonesian island south of the Andaman Sea. The body of water is off Thailand's west coast.
Flight MH370 with 239 people on board had left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday but went missing from radar screens 40 minutes into the six-hour flight. It never arrived.
Vietnam also said today it had suspended its air search for MH370 as it waited for Malaysia to clarify the potential new direction of the multi-national hunt.
"We've decided to temporarily suspend some search and rescue activities, pending information from Malaysia," deputy minister of transport Pham Quy Tieu said, adding that a sea search was ongoing, but on a smaller scale. – March 12, 2014.
@Malaysian Insider & Yahoo News

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