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Six months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the search continues in the southern Indian Ocean.

Following a multi-national search operation and several false leads, no trace of the plane or its black boxes has been found.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared in the early hours of March 8 as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board the Boeing 777 aircraft.

For months, investigators have been convinced that the jet is located somewhere along a 4,000 kilometer (2,485 mile) curve known as the "seventh arc".

"We know that the aircraft is in the water or on the sea floor close to that arc, and we are doing everything we can - which is a lot - to make sure we find it," said Martin Dolan, commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).

Here's a quick recap of the search operation in the past few months.

-Posted on September 8, 2014.

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