US searches Indian Ocean for missing plane

2014-03-14 08:14

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Cape Town – As the search for flight MH370 continues security officials have begun to widen their search to include the Indian Ocean according to the white house.

White House spokesperson Jay Carney says that based on new information that is not entirely conclusive there could be a new search in the Indian Ocean.

The US is working with various partners internationally to determine what measures should be taken.

This new information was not specified by Carney.

When asked whether the US had confidence in the investigation conducted by the Malaysian government, he sidestepped and did not fully answer the question.

The US has no evaluation to make on the investigation procedure currently being conducted by Malaysia.

The US is working jointly with the Malaysian government to locate the plane for the sake of the families and to determine what exactly happened says Carney.

So far the US has deployed Navy vessels and in addition sent national transportation safety board and federal aviation administration officials to Malaysia to assist in the rescue effort.

Carney admitted that there are a number of scenarios the US has discussed but nothing is conclusive as yet.

Defence officials from the US told media outlets that a missile destroyer, the USS Kidd was on route to Malaysia to also help in finding the plane. Kidd is currently searching along the Gulf of Thailand with other US navy vessels.

The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world and covers 20% of the water on the world’s surface.

This will be a huge endeavour to find the 229 passengers and crew on board.

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