Malaysian minister says this weekend vital for MH370 search

Published: April 18, 2014

One of relatives of Chinese passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pray at a hotel conference room in Beijing, China, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

IANS

Kuala Lumpur  – Malaysian acting Transport Minister Hishammudin Hussein said this weekend is very important for the search of the missing MH370 jet.

“I believe this weekend is a very, very important few days,” Xinhua quoted the minister as saying.

That’s because the search has been narrowed to a very small area, Hishammudin said, adding that he was informed by Angus Houston of the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) that the visuals they got from the autonomous underwater vehicle, Bluefin- 21, were very clear, which made it quite easy to see the seabed.

“The next few days will be important to see what they can find, ” he said.

However, it still depends on what they discover in the next few days, he said.

“If not, then I agree with Prime Minister Abbott ( that the search will enter a new phase),” he added.

That does not mean stopping the operations, but to “regroup, restrategize and see where do they go from there”, he added.

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IANS 2014-04-19 01:44:04

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