A patrol vessel of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane
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Black box data would last 30 days on the ocean floor

Rescue teams from nine countries will now scour areas stretching from the Malacca Strait to the South China Sea to search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

Former commercial airline pilot Alex Hidveghy who worked for several years as a contract pilot for the cargo division of Malaysian airlines told BBC News the "black box data would last 30 days on the ocean floor".

  • 11 Mar 2014
  • From the section Asia
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