PERTH, AUSTRALIA – The underwater search for Malaysian flight 370 was cut short when the Navy’s Bluefin-21 submarine hit a spot too deep for its rated ability.
Six hours into its 20 hour mission, the sub came to the surface with nothing to show for its time.
“We just hit a deeper spot than we initially planned, so we just gotta bring it up, reprogram it, shift a little bit away from that deeper area, and adjust our search pattern,” says U.S. Navy Captain Mark Matthews.
Just one more glitch in the 39-day search for the missing plane. Now the plan is to search in shallower areas. Navy officials say it will probably take anywhere from six weeks to two months to scan the entire search area.
Makes you wonder why more underwater subs aren’t involved in the search. Probably a question being asked by families and friends of those on board the ill-fated flight.