It seems as though nothing surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is going right as the submarine sent in search of the submerged plane has now halted its own first dive.
Bluefin-21, the submarine that was sent into the southern Indian Ocean after officials decided that the black box battery has officially died, aborted its first mission on April 14. The US-made submarine is unmanned.
Bluefin-21's internal safety feature returned it to the surface after six hours of its planned 12-hour trip.
"U.S. Navy Captain Mark Matthews told CNN the vehicle was programmed to hover 30 m (100 ft.) over the bottom while scanning with sonar, but the water may in fact have been deeper than the maximum of 4,400 m (14,400 ft.) listed on ocean charts," reports Time.
"On Tuesday, airplanes and vessels combed some 62,000 sq km (24,000 sq. mi.) of ocean — an area roughly the size of West Virginia — around 2,200 km (1,350 miles) northwest of Perth [Australia] in search of debris. However, sea swells up to 2 m (6.5 ft.), scattered showers and thunderstorms hampered efforts," further reports Time. "Thirty-nine days after the twin-engine jet disappeared, no wreckage has been found, and investigators have indicated they are close to calling off the airborne search, already the most expensive in history."
Bluefin-21 is being prepped for another expedition after the six hours of footage collected on its first mission was not helpful in the discovery of the missing jet.