Underwater search for MH370 to resume in September

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:27 pm IST

Published - August 06, 2014 08:30 am IST - CANBERRA

A P-3C Orion taxis along the tarmac at RAAF Base Pearce before departing for Japan's final search flight for flight MH370. File photo

A P-3C Orion taxis along the tarmac at RAAF Base Pearce before departing for Japan's final search flight for flight MH370. File photo

Australia has announced that a Dutch contractor will conduct the underwater search for the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that crashed off the Australian coast in March.

Transport Minister Warren Truss said on Wednesday that Fugro Survey Pty. Ltd. will use two vessels towing underwater vehicles equipped with side-scan sonar and video equipment to search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777.

The search is expected to begin in September and take up to a year to search 60,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean seabed.

The airliner disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard after flying far of course during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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