Deep Sea robots to be used in deep-sea salvage of Malaysia Airlines plane
Salvage teams will likely deploy remotely operated underwater vehicles to retrieve the wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight should it be located by the international search team scouring the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.
Remotely operated underwater vehicles were used to locate the debris of Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean in 2011.
If flight MH370 is found, the same robots could play a central role in attempts to salvage the aircraft.
The search effort is now focusing on an area in the southern Indian Ocean where the water is up to 2,700 metres deep.
This animation talks about the features of ROVs.
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