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Search for Malaysian jet resumes off Australia after weather improves

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Once again Royal Australian airforce planes head out from this small airbase in western Australia to join the search for the Malaysia airliner jet.

China has also sent out substantial forces to look for debris from flight MH370, which vanished shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur 18 days ago.

Heavy rain and wind on Tuesday forced the suspension of the search.

But as the weather improves it's hoped that some wreckage may be found soon to help solve the mystery of why the plane veered thousands of kilometres off course.

Officials are now sure the jet crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

Australia, the country closest to the search zone, has played a major role in the search.

In Canberra politicians observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the 239 passengers on board.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER TONY ABBOTT SAYING (PART OVERLAID WITH SHOT 3, 4 AND 5):

"I move that the house records its deep regret at the tragic

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