CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say new analysis confirms they’ve likely been searching in the right place for a missing Malaysian airliner.
Searchers have been combing a 120,000-square-kilometer (46,000-square-mile) part of the Indian Ocean since last year but have yet to turn up any trace of Flight 370, although a wing flap was found in July washed up on remote Reunion Island.
The new analysis by an agency of the Defence Department confirms « the highest probability » the final resting place for the plane is within the current search area, the government said in a statement.
Details of the report by the Defence Science and Technology Group will be released later Thursday by Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Assistant Defense Minister Darren Chester.
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