Australia's MH370 Search Homes In on 'Hot Spot'

Searchers will double vessels hunting around missing plane's presumed route
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Australia's MH370 Search Homes In on 'Hot Spot'
The search will focus on this area, around the plane's presumed route after it vanished.   (Australia Transport Safety Bureau)

Australia is doubling its efforts to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Though wreckage of the jet was found on Reunion island in July, a search of 29,000 square miles has yet to uncover more. Australia now says two vessels used so far to troll a 46,000-square-mile search area will be increased to four, including one provided by China, per Reuters. The search will also focus on a new "hot spot" at the southern tip of the search area, where officials say MH370 most likely rests based on a new analysis of data, per the BBC. It covers 20 nautical miles on either side of the plane's presumed route after it vanished, reports the Telegraph. The search of the area is expected to wrap up in June. (Read more MH370 stories.)

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