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Missing plane: New MH370 search zone announced

A new search area for the missing Malaysian plane has been announced by the Australian government after further analysis of satellite data.

The search will now shift south to focus on an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the west coast of Australia, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss confirmed.

Flight MH370 vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March with 239 passengers on board.

Martin Dolan from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said the plane had been on autopilot when it crashed.

  • 26 Jun 2014
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