Ministers: MH370 search may take another year

April 16, 2015 10:53 AM

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BEIJING — The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared without trace more than a year ago, may take another year to complete, government ministers said Thursday, after agreeing to double the current search zone in the Indian Ocean if the plane is not found by the end of May.

Relatives of missing Chinese passengers, who formed the majority of the 239 passengers and crew on board the Beijing-bound flight, welcomed the proposed expansion of the search area. Some had feared the search would scale down if no evidence was found in the zone identified by satellite analysis as ...

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