The US Navy determined today that their 7th Fleet, who has been involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, will no longer be useful in the search.

The USS Kidd, which has been stationed in the Indian Ocean, will return to its normal duties, while the Navy focuses on deploying more long-range naval aircraft for more efficient searching.

The P-8 Poseidon and the P-3 Orion can cover up to 15,000 square miles in one nine-hour flight. The aircraft also are equipped with advanced surface search radars and electro-optical sensors and can fly at low altitudes if visual identification is needed.

Maybe they should get Courtney Love in the cockpit of one of those planes.

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