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China to boost resources for widened MH370 search
April 28, 2014, 10:17 am

Photo taken on April 23, 2014 shows Chinese Navy's amphibious landing vessel Jinggangshan during a search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean [Xinhua]

Photo taken on April 23, 2014 shows Chinese Navy’s amphibious landing vessel Jinggangshan during a search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean [Xinhua]

52 days since the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared, China has urged global support in the hunt, even as it announced it would boost resources for the widened search.

Chinese ambassador Ma Zhaoxu made the announcement in Canberra on Monday shortly at a joint press conference with Angus Houston, chief of the Australian Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC).

No debris has been found 52 days after the plane vanished with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has already announced that the search of the missing Boeing 777 aircraft will enter a new phase with contractors scouring a much larger area of the ocean floor.

During the transitional period, four ships and US submarine drone Bluefin-21 will continue the search at sea and underwater to maintain continuity, according to Houston.

153 Chinese nationals were on board the plane and Beijing has deployed an Antarctic icebreaker, 8 warships, several coastguard vessels, and a civilian cargo ship in the hunt.

 

Source: Agencies

One Response to China to boost resources for widened MH370 search

  1. ace Reply

    April 30, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I would check out USA leased airbases in Thailand. I believe there was an identity switch. That plane could not have risen to those heights.

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