Search For Flight 370 Goes Underwater

An Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is hoisted back on board the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, on of the ships currently searching for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. There is added pressure to find the plane in the coming days as the black box batteries are dying. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Two ships — one British, one Australian — are now looking underwater for Malaysia Airlines flight 370, almost four weeks after the jet disappeared.

Air chief marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search off of Australia’s coast, said the British Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo and the Australian navy supply ship Ocean Shield started to trace a 149-mile line of ocean where the plane is most likely to have gone down.

Time is running out to find the plane. Flight 370′s black box flight recorders, which emit a signal, are expected to be running low on batteries.

Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss this latest development in the search for the missing jet.


  • Andy Pasztor, longtime airline industry reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
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