Planes race to fresh MH370 search zone after 'credible new lead'

Planes race to fresh MH370 search zone after 'credible new lead'

PERTH - Planes and ships were racing Friday to a fresh search zone after a "credible new lead" that Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 was flying faster an first thought before it plunged into the remote Indian Ocean.

Ten aircraft from six countries - Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States - altered their flight paths to an area 1,100 kilometres (685 miles) northeast of where they have been looking for a week, far off western Australia.

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