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Version of final recorded words on MH370 shift again

"GOOD night Malaysian 370".

These were the final words that came from the cockpit of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 according to Malaysia's department of civil aviation.

For weeks, the airline and government have maintained the final words were "all right, good night".

This correction is helping to feed suspicion from families of those on board, already reluctant to trust comments by Malaysian authorities.

The official version of events has constantly shifted during the three weeks since its disappearance.

The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 on board.

On Tuesday, the Australian Navy Ocean Shield carrying equipment designed to detect the aircraft's black box continued its journey to the search area, though its arrival is still days away.

The underwater vehicle and locator are being dispatched to the target area - about 1800km off Perth - as fears grow that the black box may lose power within days.

The latest search area on Tuesday spanned 64,975sq km, with 10 military planes from Australia, Malaysia, China, United States, Japan, Korea and New Zealand all involved.

A further nine ships were involved in seeking out debris at sea level.

Four orange objects spotted on Monday, described as "the most promising leads" at the time was followed by disappointed after being found to be fishing equipment.

Topics:  malaysian airlines mh370 search



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