SYDNEY, March 28 Australian authorities said on
Friday that they have abandoned the previous search area in the
southern Indian Ocean for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines <MASM.KL
Flight> MH370, in favour of a new site more than 1,000 km north.
"We have moved on from those search areas to the newest
credible lead," John Young, general manager of the emergency
response division of AMSA, told reporters in Canberra.
Young said the revised data, which was based on the jet
travelling at a faster but constant speed than previously
thought, could be revised still further as analysis continued.
(Reporting By Jane Wardell; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)