Friday, March 14, 2014
India Is Searching For Missing Malaysian Plane
India stepped up Thursday its search for missing Malaysia Airlines Plane carrying 239 passengers, deploying three ships and three aircraft to the remote Andaman and Nicobar islands. They will scour an area east of the islands in the Andaman sea which are closer to Mayanmar and Malaysia than India. Malaysia is no closer to finding the plane that lost radar contact on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, amid confusion and contradiction about what could happened to it. The search for the plane now encompasses both sides of peninsular Malaysia, over an area of nearly 27,000 nautical miles (more than 90,000 square kilometres)- roughly the size of Portugal- and involves the navies and airforces of multiple nations. It has also been reported that plane sent signals for four hours after it went missing.