Search Continues for Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in Indian Ocean

More than three months after Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 vanished, authorities now say they know more about what happened onboard the plane.

New data suggests pilots were not flying the plane when it crashed in March. Rather, it was operating on autopilot until it ran out of fuel.

Investigators say they’re now shifting their search area again. They will focus on a new section of the Indian Ocean.

They plan to launch another seabed search for wreckage.

“We expect the underwater search element will commence in August and take about 12 months to complete,” said Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss. 

Family members of the 239 passengers onboard have protested Malaysia’s handling of the investigation.

Meanwhile, Australian authorities promises relatives that they won’t give on the search.