MH370 search set to probe 1,000 possible flight paths
Six months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the man leading the operation to find it has admitted that there are 1,000 possible flight paths it may have taken before crashing into the Indian Ocean.
Martin Dolan, the chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is co-ordinating the search, said his team faced an "intimidating" and "unprecedented" challenge as it prepared to launch a one-year offshore search operation that could cost up to €37m.
Asked if he could guarantee that the plane's wreckage would be found, Mr Dolan said: "I don't want to create a false hope. But I don't want to write it off either, because we do think we have a reasonable prospect."
MH370 disappeared on March 8. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew on board the Boeing 777.