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Underwater search for MH370 could end within a week

Underwater Search For MH370 Could End Within A Week

Officials said Saturday the current search for wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 off the coast of Australia could be over fairly soon.

HLN reports, "The ocean floor search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could take about a week. Government officials say that next few days are critical."

After almost two months of combing the south Indian Ocean for any sign of the missing jet, CNN reports investigators have narrowed the search to a much smaller area - a 6.2 mile circle off the coast of western Australia.

Search crews targeted that specific circle after detecting several underwater signals in the area earlier this month. According to Sky News, officials believe the signal came from Flight 370's black boxes before their batteries died.

But are searchers getting close to finding wreckage from the missing plane? Malaysia's transport minister told The Telegraph it's hard to say.

"I appeal to everybody around the world to pray and pray hard that we find something to work on over the next couple of days."

Euronews reports more than two dozen countries around the world have lent a hand to the search ever since the plane disappeared during a March 8 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

But weeks of thorough searches have failed to turn up anything of importance. This is now the most expensive search in aviation history, as The Sydney Morning Herald points out.

Officials insist the search will go on even if they can't find any trace of the jet in the next few days. According to CNN, this could involve using different devices in the same search area or expanding the search area all together.

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hydroplaner April 20 2014 at 10:51 PM

It is like a magic trick. Your looking dead on at a ruse but because you don't expect what the magician knows you can't figure out the trick. Every body is expecting to see debris due to a crash.
Experts have waisted crucial time looking for debris, their reason, big ocean, just haven't found any yet. The unexpected thing to look for here is the plane did not crash but rather landed on the water and then sank after filling up with water. It is entirely possible that all exits jammed after a hard landing . The other misconception is that the fuselage will break apart due to high pressures in the deep but infact the inside and outside pressures of the fuselage equalize as the plane sinks to the bottom. The so called experts will never find this plane if the pings were false and atleast two years to recover black box if the pings were true.

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kattsdog April 20 2014 at 1:08 PM

It's a big world with 7 big oceans and why are we so surprised at losing something as tiny as a plane ? We know more about the moon than we do about the oceans.
People are still looking for Big Foot - who cares ?

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hway395 kattsdog April 20 2014 at 1:13 PM

kattsdog, if you were a betting person where would you place your bet since the world is 2/3 water (tongue in cheek).....land or water ;-).....

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look4emme kattsdog April 20 2014 at 1:14 PM

Who cares??!?? These are HUMAN BEINGS we are looking for, not your sister - Big Foot.

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NETTIE April 20 2014 at 8:34 AM

Again, another maybe.

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Paul FIQUET April 20 2014 at 8:22 AM

The whole tragic experience of that flight is unbelievable...first no one knew anything...then ..little by little we learn that satellites had been tracking it...and then that Malaysian military radar had it on the scope and lost it.???? and now a few pings from a black box that petered out completely...add to that no debris ever found.??? I think it will remain a secret for longer than any of us will survive..

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kkoloff April 20 2014 at 8:16 AM

"yup we can't find it"

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vietnamvet1967 kkoloff April 20 2014 at 8:18 AM

So True, More BS to keep there people tuned to their channel for more Nothing News

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kalbfam April 20 2014 at 4:35 PM

Obviously, someone with knowledge of Boeing 777 flight systems took control of the aircraft shortly after take-off (flight crew or remotely?). Timing was between air traffic control to create confusion. Plane was turned westerly , depressurized, and taken to 39,000 ft for 20 minutes to hypoxiate passengers and possibly crew (remember Payne Stewart). MH370 was then programmed to avoid air traffic control and radar and then flown to one of the remotest places on the planet. Why? Has anyone checked on a common denominator among the passengers such as employer or reason for flying to Beijing. Someone has gone to great efforts to make sure that this plane and it's passengers would never make it to Beijing and most likely will never be found.

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STANLEY CRAIG April 20 2014 at 1:16 PM

Airlines are not about safety it comes to the all mighty dollar and baggage fees proves it!!

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eas1949 STANLEY CRAIG April 20 2014 at 1:26 PM

Just for the hell of it, what do you believe the cost would be to put a very large aircraft with 300 people aboard into the air and fly it a couple thousand miles? Also, what is the percentage of aircraft that reach their destination safely as opposed to those that do not?

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reedonald April 20 2014 at 1:18 PM

I still don't think they have a solid clue where this plane went down and I seriously doubt they will find anything within the next few weeks using the underwater sub. It will end up a dry hole. So if nothing's found, what's next? Expand the search area? But which way and by how much? Then what? Right now they are still not certain they are even looking in the right ocean. This plane may never be found.

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fitt2ravels April 20 2014 at 4:43 AM

Search end and they still have nothing...unbelievable...

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fandbbob fitt2ravels April 20 2014 at 5:21 AM

They're wasting their time. The plane isn't there. It will show up later when it explodes something.

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chadhorney fandbbob April 20 2014 at 7:22 AM

You are so right wouldn't listen to the fisherman who saw it flying low so radar wouldn't detect it flew 45,000 feet first to kill all the passengers it will show back up !!

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rico41 April 20 2014 at 8:39 AM

To: jim and kiteserfer

Thank God for people like you. You manage to come up with the most bizzare, hair-brained, unlikely outcome and then announce it. The really neat thing is.....you actually believe it!!!! Thank you for letting us know people like you are still out there......way out there.

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