Australia Takes up Southern Search for Lost Plane

Created: 03/17/2014 7:08 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The southern Indian Ocean search for a missing Malaysian airliner is being led by Australia today while Malaysia has requested radar data and search planes to help through a vast swath of Asia stretching northwest into Kazakhstan.
Investigators say the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people was deliberately diverted and its communications equipment switched off.

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