It has been 40 days since the fateful flight MH370 Malaysia Airline lost . Air search was extended to explore the oceans . Martin Dolan , the main areas of the transport authorities in Australia , estimated the cost of the search until now reached U.S. $ 250 million or around Rp 2.8 trillion for private use tools .
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" A rough estimate of the cost of the search and rescue of U.S. $ 234 million , " he said , as reported by CNN , Thursday, April 17, 2014 . Searches using the Bluefin - 21 , the type of underwater drones belonging to Phoenix International Holdings . With the cost of a search team must also prepare the possibility of scanning results of this tool in the Indonesian Ocean south of finding debris nil plane carrying 239 passengers .
Hishamuddin Hussein , Minister of Transport of Malaysia executive officer , said that if the plane is not also found traces , it should review the operation and explore further . ” There will be times when we regroup and rethink . But anyway , the search will continue. ‘s Just a matter of approach , ” he said .
Approach meant that he was associated with the use of satellite Inmarsat PLC . This means search in most marine areas with emphasis on satellite detection point shocks to the section plane . This sea area along the 370 miles and a width of 30 miles.
Currently , a search team awaiting the results of analysis of data from drones Bluefin - 21 in the new underwater missions completed its first series on Thursday . Bluefin - 21 have been searching in an area of 120 square kilometers or 46 square miles at depths of 3,200 to 4,700 meters on the seabed .
Bluefin - 21 been forced to cancel his mission twice this week because over the limit roaming capabilities and depth of technical problems . Phoenix owns and operates the tool called it a very productive because it can roam the ocean floor for 13 hours . But despite diving four times , still no go no debris or fragments findings MH370 aircraft that departed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing it .
Though recently finding team believes heard the twang of the search area is supposedly derived from the flight data recorder beacon . The sound quality desing is what makes them keep looking at the sea bottom . Search from the air and sea surface was continued until 2,170 miles to the northwest of Perth , Australia .