New search area for lost jet announced

Jun 26, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT
The ADV Ocean Shield departs from HMAS Stirling on May 10, 2014 in Rockingham, Australia. The Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield is departing for the MH370 search area today after resupplying at HMAS Stirling.
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A new search area for the missing Malaysian plane has been announced by the Australian government after further analysis of satellite data. The search will now shift south to focus on an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the west coast of Australia, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss confirmed. Flight MH370 vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March with 239 passengers on board.
Background:
New missing Malaysian plane MH370 search area announced [BBC]
Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed, Australia says [Reuters]

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