U.S. Ship Pulled Off Search For Missing Jet

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March 17, 2014 AT 1:58 PM
U.S. military officials said the Navy ship that has been helping search for the missing Malaysian airliner is dropping out of the hunt. The Navy's 7th Fleet determined that long-range naval aircraft are a more efficient means of looking for the plane or its debris, now that the search area has broadened into the southern Indian Ocean. Aircraft are also equipped with advanced surface search radars and electro-optical sensors and can fly at low altitudes if visual identification is needed.