What has the missing jet search cost so far

  • As searchers continue to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Reuters finds out what the cost of the hunt has been so far. Reports suggest that militaries of several countries including Vietnam and China have already spent $44M, which doesn't take into account the accommodations of hundreds of intelligence analysts. 

    Australia has been leading the hunt and Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the country may ask others to cover its expenses later. "At some point, there might need to be a reckoning, there might need to be some kind of tallying, but nevertheless we are happy to be as helpful as we can to all the countries that have a stake in this."

    According to estimations by the Pentagon, the US has spent $3.3M in the search so far. 


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