Australian officials say should complete current underwater search for plane in 5-7 days

SYDNEY, April 19 Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:05am EDT

SYDNEY, April 19 (Reuters) - Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days. (Reporting by Matt Siegel; Editing by Nick Macfie)