March 21st, 2014
07:33 AM ET

Perth Search Commander: 'Search is Going Well'

Lieutenant Commander Adam Schantz is overseeing  the search for Flight 370 in the south Indian Ocean. He tells CNN's Kate Bolduan the search is going well "if you define search as 'we're trying to figure out if the aircraft is there or not.'"

Conditions for the southern Indian Ocean search have improved since Thursday, said John Young, emergency response manager for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Flight crews are searching for the objects visually rather than using radar, he said.

"That's encouraging," he said. "But we have no sightings yet."

Given the distance from Australia to where the objects were spotted by the satellite, the aircraft have about two hours in the search area before having to start the return journey.


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