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Robot submarine to extend Indian Ocean seabed search area as no clue of Malaysian plane found
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:37 PM EDT
Authorities say a robotic submarine scanning the Indian Ocean floor for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to complete its search of the most likely crash site. With no clue yet found of the missing Boeing 777, the search area will then be extended.
The search area is a circle with a 10-kilometer radius, 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) deep off the Australian coast.
The search coordination center says in a statement the Bluefin 21 is expected to complete the focused underwater search area and continue examining adjacent areas during a mission starting Sunday.