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MH370 hunt resuming after 4-month hiatus

04 October 2014, 11:22

Sydney - After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves in a bid to finally solve one of the world's most perplexing aviation mysteries.

The GO Phoenix, the first of three ships that will spend up to a year hunting for the wreckage far off Australia's west coast, is expected to arrive in the search zone on Sunday, depending on the weather.

Also read: MH370 Families: Agonising wait continues

Crews will use sonar, video cameras and jet fuel sensors to scour the water for any trace of the Boeing 777, which disappeared 8 March.

The search has been on hold for months so crews could map the seabed about 1 800km west of Australia.

- AP


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