MH370 hunt covers 40% of search area

Search teams hunting the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER have covered 40% of the priority area drawn up by investigators.

No trace of debris from flight MH370 has been located since the aircraft vanished en route to Beijing in March last year.

As the first anniversary of the disappearance approaches, the Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre states that over 24,000km2 (7,000nm2) of the priority region has been covered by a specialist search team.

It adds that the search in the area “may be largely completed” by around May, barring technical or weather problems.

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