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Four aircraft reach area for MH370 search

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-03-26 13:08

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CANBERRA - Four aircraft have flown into position in the southern Indian Ocean to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian maritime authorities said Wednesday morning.

Four aircraft reach area for MH370 search

Three others are currently en route, tweeted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), which earlier said a total of seven military and five civilian aircraft will join Wednesday's search.

Shortly before, a Chinese IL-76 aircraft reached its target area. A Xinhua correspondent aboard the plane said the meteorologic conditions are complicated.

Meanwhile, Chinese icebreaker Xuelong has also arrived in the area where Chinese airborne searchers spotted some suspicious objects on Monday.

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