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Missing Malaysia MH370: Search planes grounded by 'red tape'

The aerial search for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight has been hampered by refusal from Indonesia to let planes overfly their territory.

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

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes in Kuala Lumpur said scheduled search flights on Tuesday were abandoned because of the international bureaucracy.

  • 18 Mar 2014
  • From the section Asia
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