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Search and recovery continues for Malaysian flight MH370

Media Release
16 April 2014—am

Up to 11 military aircraft, three civil aircraft and 11 ships will assist in today's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Today the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totalling approximately 55,151 square kilometres. The centre of the search areas lies approximately 2,087 kilometres north west of Perth.

The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle was again deployed last night from ADV Ocean Shield.

The data from Bluefin-21's first mission has been downloaded and analysed. No objects of interest were found.

The weather forecast for today is south easterly winds with isolated rain showers, sea swells up to two metres and visibility of five kilometres.