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.


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.