New Search for Flight MH370 Could Stretch Past a Year: Australia

June 26, 2014 8:00 AM

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New Search for Flight MH370 Could Stretch Past a Year: Australia

The next phase of the search for missing Flight 370 is shifting south along the "seventh arc" in a vast area of the Indian Ocean — an effort that could take more than a year, Australian officials said Thursday.

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss told reporters in Canberra that this phase will be in two parts: an effort to map nearly 60,000 square kilometers (about 23,000 square miles), expected to take about three months, and then the search itself, which he said was expected to take 12 months.

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