US has spent $2.5 million on search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

By Rebecca Walezak,

The Pentagon announced Friday that, so far, the U.S. Military has spent $2.5 million in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

The U.S. has been assisting with the search since it first began last week. According to ABC News, the U.S. has put aside $4 million in funding to further help with the search. This could pay for a search to continue through early April.

The most current leads on where Flight 370 could be has taken many search units towards the Indian Ocean, where satellite imagery has spotted two objects that might be part of the missing plane. The flight had three Americans on board, and 239 passengers and crew total.

Officials told NBC News that it’s too early to determine whether or not the U.S. will be putting more than $4 million into the project because it would depend on if the search has made any further progress.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren stated that the U.S. does not plan on trying to get reimbursement from Malaysia for search funds.

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