PERTH, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Up to nine military planes, three civil planes and 14 ships will assist in Monday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) for the international search efforts said.
The search area is expected to be approximately 234,000 square kilometers, and weather is expected to be fine throughout the day with showers in the afternoon although this is not expected to affect the search.
According to the JACC, Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield is continuing investigations in its own area, and British HMS Echo is en route to assist the Chinese vessel Haixun 01, which detected pulse signals in the Indian Ocean.
A Chinese IL-76 transport aircraft took off at about 6:00 local time (22:00 on Sunday GMT) from the Perth International Airport to conduct searching in an area about 2,000 kilometers to Perth, according to a press liaison official with China's embassy to Australia.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau continues to refine the area where the aircraft entered the water based on continuing ground-breaking and multi-disciplinary technical analysis of satellite communication and aircraft performance, passed from the international air crash investigative team comprising analysts from Malaysia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Australia.
Possible pings present "encouraging" lead in MH370 search
PERTH, Australia/KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Australian ships have picked up acoustic signals while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.
The underwater detection represents an "important and encouraging lead," said Angus Houston on Sunday, whose Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) is responsible for coordinating the massive multinational hunt far west of Australia's coast. Full story
China search vessels find no clues to missing flight
BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- China's search vessels still failed to find any confirmed clues to the fate of the Malaysian flight MH370, now missing for 30 days, an official said Sunday.
Vessels of China's ministry of transport searching for the missing passenger jet have searched a total of 136,000 square kilometers by midday of Sunday, according to Zhuo Li, an official with the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center. Full story
Correction of satellite data leads search priority southward
PERTH, Australia, April 6 (Xinhua) -- New correction of satellite data has shifted the priority to the southern part of the search area, Australia's chief coordinator said on Friday.Full story
Chinese aircraft spots new floating objects, search for MH370 intensified
PERTH, Australia, April 5 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese military aircraft searching for the missing Malaysian jetliner spotted white floating objects in the remote southern Indian Ocean west of here Saturday, Chinese military sources said.Full story