Today's search for missing plane is underway

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority tweeted:

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Today's #MH370 search is underway. Two aircraft are now en route to the search area. More info here: http://t.co/X9GhdnTXSH

Nine military aircraft and five ships will join today's search off the western coast of Australia, a statement added.

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