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Mission of sub cut short in search for missing plane

PERTH, Australia — The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved to be too deep for a robotic submarine, which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.

Search crews sent the Bluefin 21 deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes.

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