Submarine Continues Search for Missing Malaysian Plane

The unmanned submarine that is looking for signs of the Malaysian plane that went missing over a month ago, returned to the deep waters of the Indian Ocean on Saturday, in its sixth immersion in a week with frustrating results.

The fifth search was carried out with at a record depth of 4,695 meters, putting at risk the sophisticated remote-controlled submarine, according to a spokesman from the U.S. Navy, which is running the operations.

The search is focusing on a reduced area in the western Australian city of Peth, on the basis of a great analysis of initial signals received from the plane’s black box.

New details revealed by an investigating team of multinational experts stated that the Malaysian plane covering the Kuala Lumpur-Beijing route on March 8, interrupted the route over Vietnamese maritime territory, crossed the country of origin, skirted the Indonesian island of Sumatra and headed to the southern area of the Indian Ocean.

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