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March 21st, 2014
05:48 PM ET

'The roaring forties': Search area for missing plane known for legendary winds

(CNN) – The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains concentrated on what is "about the most inaccessible spot you could imagine on the face of the earth," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters Friday.

Searchers are combing an area almost 1,500 miles off the coast of Perth, Australia, in the southern Indian Ocean, where five days ago a satellite photographed objects that Australian authorities say could be related to the plane.

Today, the search came up empty.

Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley, who was also the country's former aviation minister, explains the treacherous sea conditions of the area in the video above.

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