Search Crews Seeking Plane Debris

Search Crews Seeking Plane Debris
(Undated) -- Planes and ships are in the area investigators think is the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Plenty of objects have been spotted from the air and from satellites in space, but none of the objects has been retrieved yet. Once an item is successfully located and retrieved, it hopefully can be identified as coming from the missing plane. The international effort involving planes and ships is now concentrated on an area about eleven-hundred miles from Perth, Australia.

Six countries are participating in the search, including the U.S. and China. The new search area is more accessible, but is still in a section of ocean considered extremely dangerous. Weather has been cooperating today, but forecasters caution that conditions at sea can change quickly.

The hunt for Flight 370 has been underway since the plane dropped off radar on March 8th after taking off from Kuala Lumpur. It had been due to land in Beijing, but failed to arrive. Malaysia's prime minister has already announced that the jet, in all likelihood, went down in the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people on board.