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Underwater Search Resumes for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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The search area has been narrowed down to a 23,000-square mile patch of ocean.

In this map provided on Sept. 24, 2014, by The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is expected to resume Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves in a bid to finally solve one of the world's most perplexing aviation mysteries. (AP Photo/The Australian Transport Safety Bureau) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

SYDNEY (AP) — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has resumed in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet disappeared.

In this map provided on Sept. 24, 2014, by The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a desolate stretch of the southern Indian Ocean. (Image source: AP/The Australian Transport Safety Bureau)

The GO Phoenix is one of three ships that will spend up to a year hunting for the wreckage. It arrived in the search area about 1,100 miles west of Australia on Monday. The other two ships will join the hunt later this month.

Flight 370 vanished March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The search has been on hold for four months so crews could map the seabed in the search zone. Investigators analyzed transmissions between the plane and a satellite to narrow down the search area to a 23,000-square mile patch of ocean.

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