Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 -- News Updates April 16, 2014

Underwater Drone Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet MH370 Called Off For A SECOND Consecutive Day Due To Technical Issue -- Daily Mail

* Drone's operators brought it back to surface today to rectify technical issue
* Earlier in week it sent itself back to surface when safety mechanism kicked in
* Data was downloaded from device before it was put back to work again
* Initial analysis of data showed it had not detected anything significant

In yet another embarrassing setback for searchers hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a high-tech underwater drone has been forced back to the surface for the second time.

It sent itself back to the surface earlier this week after its safety mechanism kicked in as it tried to reach the bottom of the Indian Ocean - but today it was its operators who brought it back up.

The Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre (JACC) announced today that the autonomous underwater vehicle, Bluefin-21, had been forced to resurface to rectify a technical issue.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 -- News Updates April 16, 2014

MH370: Underwater search vessel forced to resurface after technical issue -- CNN
Sub Search for MH370 Cut Short -- Voice of America
Submersible Makes Third Attempt to Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Wreckage -- WSJ
Sub Searching for Malaysian Jet Takes Third Dive After Glitches -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Technical Issue Cuts Short Robotic Submarine's Search for MH370 -- Voice of America
Uncharted Depths Provide Reality Check for MH370 Hunt -- Industry Week/AFP
China’s Actions in Hunt for Jet Are Seen as Hurting as Much as Helping -- New York Times
As sub searches for plane, Chinese relatives fume -- USA Today
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search grinds on underwater as family members protest lack of info -- CBS/AP
Jet Search Tests Beijing's Crisis Playbook -- WSJ
Abbott Says Best Flight 370 Search Leads Will Soon Be Exhausted -- WSJ
A primer on the latest in the search for Flight 370 -- CNN

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