The decision is based on new information provided by the team of researchers from Malaysia, reported this Friday the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
The search zone change is based on the evaluation of radar data collected between the South China Sea and the Malacca Strait, before the machine disappeared from the monitoring.
The new search area is now located at 1,850 kilometers west of the Australian city of Perth and comprises 319,000 square kilometers. The last search was concentrated in a maritime region about 2,500 kilometers in the southwest of Perth.
During search tasks, a military plane from New Zealand today achieved to spot objects in the Indian Ocean, reported Amsa.