London, June 27 ANI | 1 year ago

The Australian government has announced a new underwater search zone for the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 following fresh analysis of satellite data.

According to the BBC, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said that the search would now shift south to focus on an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the west coast of Australia.

It is reported that investigators believe that the plane was on autopilot mode when it plunged into the sea.

Truss said that it was likely that the aircraft was on autopilot otherwise it could not have followed the orderly path that has been identified through the satellite sightings.

The report further said that the Australian authorities released a 64-page report, concluding that the underwater search for the plane should resume in the new 60,000 sq km area.

The flight MH370, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers onboard went missing on 8 March.

(Posted on 27-06-2014)

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