MH370 Search Continues, The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) on Thursday continues its intensive search across the Andaman Sea, in efforts to locate the missing MH370.
Using its maritime patrol airplane, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules departed the RMAF Subang airbase at 5.15am for a reconnaissance mission, which covered 180 square nautical miles of the Andaman Sea.
According to flight navigator Cpt Syukri Abd Mutalib the search was conducted in an area identified as Sector Echo, located 50 square nautical miles of India’s Nicobar Island.
However, the search, which lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes, failed to find any traces of the missing flight, before returning to the airbase.
The second flight, also using the C-130 airplane which took off at 10am is expected to continue the search and rescue operations by scanning other sea sectors within the vicinity.
Malaysia has expanded the search to its west coast after theories that the plane may have turned back toward Kuala Lumpur for some reason. A total of 34 aircraft and 40 ships from 10 nations are involved in the search.