Hunt for Flight 370 focuses in remote Indian Ocean

March 21, 2014 / Fox News

An international search for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane resumed Friday in the southern Indian Ocean, though questions arose over whether the hunt was stymied early on by a critical lack of information sharing.

As China sent three warships and an icebreaker to join search planes in one of the remotest places on Earth — following a fruitless effort by Australian planes sent to locate two large objects detected by satellites — Australia's acting prime minister tamped down expectations.

"Something that was floating on the sea that long ago may no longer be floating — it may have slipped to the bottom," Warren Truss said. "It's also certain that any debris or other material would have moved a significant distance over that time, potentially hundreds of kilometers."

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