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The search for Flight 370

<p>A crew member aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft watches a smoke flare after it was deployed to mark an unidentified object while flying over the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Perry/Pool</p>

A crew member aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft watches a smoke flare after it was deployed to mark an unidentified object while flying over the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysian Airlines...more

A crew member aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft watches a smoke flare after it was deployed to mark an unidentified object while flying over the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Perry/Pool

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<p>A crew member aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft reacts as he looks at screens while flying over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Nick Perry/Pool</p>

A crew member aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft reacts as he looks at screens while flying over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nick...more

A crew member aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft reacts as he looks at screens while flying over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Perry/Pool

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<p>Royal New Zealand Air Force Sergent Adam Coats takes a break aboard a P3 Orion maritime search aircraft while flying over the southern Indian Ocean tp look for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Perry/Pool</p>

Royal New Zealand Air Force Sergent Adam Coats takes a break aboard a P3 Orion maritime search aircraft while flying over the southern Indian Ocean tp look for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Perry/Pool

Royal New Zealand Air Force Sergent Adam Coats takes a break aboard a P3 Orion maritime search aircraft while flying over the southern Indian Ocean tp look for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Perry/Pool

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<p>A worker lowers a towed pinger locator into the southern Indian Ocean during operational testing as part of the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photo released April 4, 2014.   REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair</p>

A worker lowers a towed pinger locator into the southern Indian Ocean during operational testing as part of the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photo released April 4, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo by Mass...more

A worker lowers a towed pinger locator into the southern Indian Ocean during operational testing as part of the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photo released April 4, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair

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<p>Crew member Koji Kubota of the Japan Coast Guard looks out an observation window aboard the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1, 2014.   REUTERS/Paul Kane</p>

Crew member Koji Kubota of the Japan Coast Guard looks out an observation window aboard the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1,...more

Crew member Koji Kubota of the Japan Coast Guard looks out an observation window aboard the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Kane

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<p>Pilot Makoto Hoshi looks at his notes as he flies the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1, 2014.   REUTERS/Paul Kane/Pool</p>

Pilot Makoto Hoshi looks at his notes as he flies the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Kane/Pool

Pilot Makoto Hoshi looks at his notes as he flies the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Kane/Pool

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<p>Australian Navy ship HMAS Toowoomba is seen from the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean as they look for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Paul Kane/Pool</p>

Australian Navy ship HMAS Toowoomba is seen from the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean as they look for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Kane/Pool more

Australian Navy ship HMAS Toowoomba is seen from the Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean as they look for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Kane/Pool

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<p>The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool</p>

The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool more

The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool

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<p>A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft during a search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 29, 2014.

REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft during a search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft during a search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>A piece of unknown debris floats just under the water in this image taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft while flying over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 31, 2014. 

REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool</p>

A piece of unknown debris floats just under the water in this image taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft while flying over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 31,...more

A piece of unknown debris floats just under the water in this image taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion maritime search aircraft while flying over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool

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<p>A navigation screen used by pilots aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft shows their current location represented by a white circle during their mission to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Martina</p>

A navigation screen used by pilots aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft shows their current location represented by a white circle during their mission to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian...more

A navigation screen used by pilots aboard a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft shows their current location represented by a white circle during their mission to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Martina

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<p>A marine marker sets off smoke after being deployed from a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion as part of the RAAF No. 11 Squadron's search over the southern Indian Ocean for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Greg Wood/Pool</p>

A marine marker sets off smoke after being deployed from a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion as part of the RAAF No. 11 Squadron's search over the southern Indian Ocean for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Greg...more

A marine marker sets off smoke after being deployed from a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion as part of the RAAF No. 11 Squadron's search over the southern Indian Ocean for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Greg Wood/Pool

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<p>A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency pilot studies the map onboard a Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V Jet aircraft, customized for search and rescue operations, as they search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane over the waters of the South China Sea, March 15, 2014.

REUTERS/Edgar Su</p>

A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency pilot studies the map onboard a Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V Jet aircraft, customized for search and rescue operations, as they search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane over the waters of the...more

A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency pilot studies the map onboard a Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream V Jet aircraft, customized for search and rescue operations, as they search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane over the waters of the South China Sea, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Michal Mikeska looks out of a RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean during the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 21, 2014. 

REUTERS/Bohdan Warchomij/Pool</p>

Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Michal Mikeska looks out of a RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean during the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Bohdan...more

Royal Australian Air Force Warrant Officer Michal Mikeska looks out of a RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean during the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Bohdan Warchomij/Pool

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<p>Members of a rescue team use a pair of binoculars on the deck of a Basarnas rescue ship during a search and rescue operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the Andaman Sea, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Junaidi Hanafiah</p>

Members of a rescue team use a pair of binoculars on the deck of a Basarnas rescue ship during a search and rescue operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the Andaman Sea, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Junaidi Hanafiah

Members of a rescue team use a pair of binoculars on the deck of a Basarnas rescue ship during a search and rescue operation to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the Andaman Sea, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Junaidi Hanafiah

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<p>The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft is seen on the surface of the southern Indian Ocean as its crew search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft is seen on the surface of the southern Indian Ocean as its crew search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft is seen on the surface of the southern Indian Ocean as its crew search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Military officer Nguyen Tran looks out from a Vietnam Air Force AN-26 aircraft during a mission to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Con Dao island, March 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Kham</p>

Military officer Nguyen Tran looks out from a Vietnam Air Force AN-26 aircraft during a mission to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Con Dao island, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

Military officer Nguyen Tran looks out from a Vietnam Air Force AN-26 aircraft during a mission to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Con Dao island, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Kham

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<p>A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest after sunset upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, March 24, 2014.

REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest after sunset upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed more

A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest after sunset upon its return from a search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at RAAF Base Pearce north of Perth, March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Member of staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat point to a section of the screen showing the southern Indian Ocean to the west of Australia, at their headquarters in London, March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning</p>

Member of staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat point to a section of the screen showing the southern Indian Ocean to the west of Australia, at their headquarters in London, March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Member of staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat point to a section of the screen showing the southern Indian Ocean to the west of Australia, at their headquarters in London, March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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