[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific

'Credible lead' shifts jet search area

Australian authorities say search has moved 1,100 kms to the north on new information from Malaysian investigators.

Last updated: 28 Mar 2014 02:49
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
The new area is 319,000 sq kms and about 1,850 kms west of Perth [Al Jazeera]

Australian authorities say the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner has shifted because of a "new credible lead."

The revised search area comes as the weather cleared Friday in the southern Indian Ocean to allow planes to hunt for fresh clues to the fate of the plane that went missing on March 8, the Associated Press news agency reported.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it shifted the search 1,100 kms to the north after receiving a lead based on updated advice provided by an international investigation team in Malaysia.

The new area is 319,000 sq kms and about 1,850 kms west of Perth.

Australian officials have "examined this advice and determined that this is the most credible lead to where debris may be located," the AMSA said.

122

Source:
Agencies
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.