May 14th, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Damaged Bluefin-21 search vehicle delays search for Flight 370

The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now on hold.

The only underwater search tool, the submersible Bluefin 21, is out of commission.

The Bluefin and its navigation transponder were both damaged this week when the vehicle was being hoisted out of the water.

First on CNN: Broken parts to delay Flight 370 search for days

Now, officials say just getting the parts to the ship could take four days, and it could be longer before the repairs are completed.

There are growing concerns to whether the Bluefin is even searching in the right area.

The plane disappeared 69 days ago and so far - not a single piece of debris.

Tom Foreman has our report.

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