BEIJING – A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their probe of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the aircraft.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the pilot, co-pilot and 10 other crew members for clues as to how and why
Conditions for Wednesday’s search for the
The Tireless, a Trafalgar Class submarine that has joined the hunt, has advanced underwater search capabilities, Australian officials said. The British navy vessel Echo, a hydrographic survey ship, also was participating in the search.
An Australian vessel towing a pinger detector that could pick up transmissions from the plane's flight data recorder has apparently not yet arrived in the search area.
Malaysian Prime Minister
Houston said investigators were continuing to try to narrow the search area based on their analysis of satellite and other data but the task remained an extremely challenging one.
"We don't have a precise aircraft location for six hours before the aircraft went into the water somewhere," Houston said in a radio interview Wednesday. "So it's a very difficult task for the search coordination centers in Malaysia and also in Australia, [with] no precise data from which to start the search."