Australia prime minister says search for missing Malaysia plane enters new phase

SYDNEY, April 28 Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:12am EDT

SYDNEY, April 28 (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that it was highly unlikely any debris would be found on the ocean surface from a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, and that a new phase would now begin during which a much larger area of the ocean floor would be searched. (Reporting by Matt Siegel; Editing by Michael Urquhart)