MH370 Live: Robotic sub aborts second mission after technical glitch

by Arun George Apr 16, 2014.

1.17 pm: Robot submarine returns to water A mini-submarine making its second dive in the hunt for Malaysian jet MH370 encountered a “technical difficulty” and resurfaced on Wednesday, officials said, after the first mission also aborted. The Associated Press quoted Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) as saying “The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21, was forced to resurface this morning to rectify a technical issue.” “Bluefin-21 was then redeployed and it is currently continuing its underwater search.” Data was downloaded from the unmanned vehicle while on the deck of the Australian vessel Ocean Shield, which has led the search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that vanished on 8 March with 239 people aboard. “Initial analysis of the data downloaded this morning indicates no significant detections,” JACC said.

8.00 am: Robot submarine returns to water A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday. The US Navy’s Bluefin 21 submarine began its second 20-hour underwater mission on Tuesday. The first mission was cut short as the submarine encountered waters deeper than its prescribed safety limit.

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