MH370: Hunt for missing plane 'likely to take years'

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is likely to take years, a senior US defence official has told the Reuters news agency.

His comments come after the initial underwater search failed to find any trace of the wreckage.

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Search for missing flight MH370 'entering a new phase'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the search for missing flight MH370 is now "entering a new phase". He said the effort would now be "focussed on searching the ocean floor" over a "much larger area" than is currently being covered.