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MH370 hunt to shift south: report

SYDNEY - The drawn-out search for missing Malaysian Flight MH370 will revert to an area hundreds of kilometres south of the previously suspected crash site following new analysis of the plane's flight path, a report said Friday.

Investigators grappling to solve the mystery of the jet’s disappearance are set to scour a zone 1,800 kilometres (1,116 miles) west of Perth -- previously subject to an aerial search -- when an underwater probe resumes in August, the West Australian said.

Citing unnamed US sources, the newspaper said Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) would soon announce the hunt will move 800 kilometres southwest from where it was previously focused.

It said these sources had revealed that survey ship Fugro Equator was already operating in this area and would soon be joined by Chinese vessel Zhu Kezhen.

AFP


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