30 Apr '14, 4am

Planes head home as #MH370 search is scaled back

Planes head home as #MH370 search is scaled back

PERTH (AFP) - The intensive aerial search for surface wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 officially ended on Wednesday as the hunt was drastically scaled back, with ships also moving out of the remote Indian Ocean area where the plane is believed to have gone down. The Australian authorities said the focus would transition "over the coming weeks" to a more intensified undersea search in the quest to find out what happened to the flight with 239 people aboard that disappeared on March 8. Eight nations have been involved in the unprecedented hunt - Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Britain and China - with more than 300 sorties flown across a vast expanse of remote ocean looking for debris. But with nothing to show for their efforts from scanning more than 4.5 million sq km from the air since March 18, the planes have ...

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