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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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dleeson420 April 20 2014 at 10:00 AM

It is time to accept thr real siuation. Flight 370 is gone with no explaniation. Possibly some day some day a clue will wash up. Thje searchers have dine their best. We thank them.

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fpt313 April 20 2014 at 9:11 AM

I'm close to saying that they are full of s**t.

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bertovereem fpt313 April 20 2014 at 9:16 AM

The plane not in the water try looking in Pakistan

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Larry bertovereem April 20 2014 at 9:20 AM

Well, here we go again.

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Madeye April 20 2014 at 2:35 PM

Hey AOL, you know what would make a good headline: MH370 Found: All Aboard Survive. Apparently it doesn't have to be true for you to run it.

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cact25 April 19 2014 at 8:01 PM

Anybody who believes this plane could have flown under the radar in the Himalayas at night is a damned fool. It either crashed into a mountain that has not been searched or it is in the drink.

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sammy_evans4 April 20 2014 at 9:04 AM

Well look how long it took to find the Titanic. Just maybe our grandchildren, Grandchildren will run across it one day, in let's say YEAR 2132

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bleu.strong April 20 2014 at 11:19 PM

This has been in the news for literally a month now. I think the point has been reached where this is no longer news. Everyone knows it has happened, trying to keep it relevant with the daily "We are inches away from finding it!" or "We are that much closer to finding it" seems mundane.

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J's Damsel April 20 2014 at 9:03 AM

1. Plane disappears

2. Maylasia misquotes final communication to make it sound sinister.

3. Authorities had the plane entering Viet Nam airspace.

4. Days before, EVERYTHING on flight simulator was erased.

5. De-activation of communication equipment in a space difficult to access.

6. Search area changed.. HOW MANY TIMES??? ALL by professional calculations.

7. Absolutely NO sign of wreckage ANYWHERE.

8. etc., etc., etc..


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Ronbo J's Damsel April 20 2014 at 9:18 AM

It's in China. Should look in the Gobi Desert. All other clues are diversions created by the Chinese. Chinese satellites found debris, Chinese boat hears the pingers, Chinese planes find the crash zone. It's all Chinese. The plane disappeared over communist airspace, and the Chinese gave been running the show since then.

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STAN April 20 2014 at 9:03 AM

"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."
The headline that brings you here is one gigantic lie.
"News AOL
Officials: The search could be over fairly soon
Those involved with the search for missing Flight MH370 say that the underwater search could end within the week."
""""Amount of debris found so far""""

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bambi4318.barbara STAN April 20 2014 at 9:49 AM

According to our local paper, via AP wire service, the search using the BlueFin may be over by the end of this week, however, the search, using other devices will continue. We seem to be getting conflicting info.

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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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christsupply April 20 2014 at 8:50 AM

Planes just dont dissapear if the search ends this wont be the last time we hear of this plane .we should check pakistan and iran i bet we would find it !

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