Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Shifts Further South

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The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will shift South along an arc identified as the most likely resting place of the plane, Australia’s deputy prime minister said on Thursday.

“The new priority area is still focused on the seventh arc, where the aircraft last communicated with satellite,” Warren Truss said, Reuters reported.

“We are now shifting our attention to an area further South along the arc based on these calculations.”

The Boeing 777, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8 after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. Australian officials are confident that the plane was flying on autopilot when it crashed.

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