Up to eleven military planes, three civil planes and 14 ships will assist in today’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said this morning.
AMSA has directed the search of one large search area today of approximately 77,580 square kilometres, 2268 kilometres north west of Perth.The underwater search continues today, with ADV Ocean Shield at the northern end of the defined search area, and Chinese ship Haixun 01 and HMS Echo at the southern end.
The Australian defence vessel Ocean Shield detected yesterday a signal corresponding to transmissions from the black box flight recorder and cockpit voice recorder of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight in the Indian Ocean, the head of JACC Angus Houston said on Monday. This could be among the best leads so far in the search operation.
The first flight today is expected to depart at 6:00am WST.
Good weather is expected for searching throughout the day.
Press Release, April 8, 2014, Image: JACC