30 Mar '14, 5am

MH370 search draws blank as Australia brings in ex-military chief (MMO/AFP)

The Malay Mail/AFP March 30, 2014 PERTH, March 30 — A new search area failed to yield an immediate breakthrough in the hunt for ill-fated Flight MH370 today, as Australia appointed its former military chief to help coordinate the operation in the Indian Ocean. Debris spotted by aircraft and then picked up by ships combing the new search zone proved not to be from the Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said. “It appeared to be fishing equipment and just rubbish on the (ocean’s) surface,” an AMSA spokesman told AFP. As the hunt resumed 1,850 kilometres (1,150 miles) west of Perth, Australia said former defence force chief Angus Houston would head a new unit to help in the search, which involves the militaries of seven nations — Australia, China, Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States. Prime Minister Tony A...

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