Apr 22, 2014
By Jane Brown
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished over the southern Indian Ocean a month and a half ago. The milestone is a somber one because it now allows the lawyers to move in. There is a 45-day rule that says American lawyers have to wait that long to reach out to a family that’s lost a loved one in a plane crash. It means the families of the missing passengers can now file suit in American courts against U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
Search efforts in the Indian Ocean 1600 kilometres west of Perth, Australia came up empty once again today. The underwater drone scanning the ocean floor for the jetliner started its 10th mission. But Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre says there have been no contacts of interest in the first nine. The Bluefin-21 has scanned about two thirds of the intended territory without finding any sign of the missing plane. MH370 disappeared on March 8th while on a scheduled flight from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, destined for Beijing. There were 239 people on board, including 2 Canadians.