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Plane search area shifted on 'new, credible lead'
Publish Date: Mar 28, 2014
Plane search area shifted on 'new, credible lead'
Flight Lieutenant Jayson Nichols looks out of the cockpit of a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft over cloud while searching for the missing plane over the southern Indian Ocean on Thursday. CREDIT/AFP (Source: POOL)
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PERTH - The search for wreckage of flight MH370 was shifted Friday to an area 1,100 kilometres (685 miles) northeast of where planes had been looking after "a new credible lead", Australian authorities said.

"The new information is based on continuing analysis of radar data between the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca before radar contact was lost," the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.

"It indicated that the aircraft was travelling faster than previously estimated, resulting in increased fuel usage and reducing the possible distance the aircraft travelled south into the Indian Ocean."

AFP

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