first_imgThe most expensive crash investigation before MH370 was Air France Flight 447 which reached a total $US 160 million at the time.  Australia will also be facing rising costs in another area, with private contractors being used to conduct further searching and existing liabilities costing AUD $56 million. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Blue Fin 21 will continue searching in deeper water, but new search methods will also be used. The search for MH370 is now the most expensive in aviation history, with searching costing several millions of dollars per day. Mr Abbott also addressed criticism of the growing costs of the search, saying that Australia would seek contributions from all countries involved in the search. New technology will be able to perform wider examinations of the sea floor without having to be brought to the service. Australian search authorities are cutting back the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after no debris was found in the Indian Ocean search area. “What we are doing though is looking to an intensified underwater search involving different technology.”  “The Bluefin-21 submersible will continue in operation,” Prime Minister Abbott said. The search team will instead focus on a deep-water search that could take up to eight months to finish, The Guardian Australia reported. Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more