25 countries are now involved in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Malaysia has requested help from an additional 11 countries in the search for MH370, the Kuala Lumpur-Beijing flight that mysteriously disappeared after takeoff over a week ago. There are now 25 countries involved in the search effort, including the US, France, China, Australia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, and others in Asia.

“The search was already a highly complex, multinational effort,” Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a briefing today. “It has now become even more difficult.”

The search area is now massive, spanning the borders of 11 nations and the Indian Ocean, which has poor radar coverage. “It is our hope with the new information, parties that can come forward and narrow the search to an area…

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