Flight MH370 Search Continues with New Data

The search for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, that went missing 13 days ago, continues and has now taken a new turn with the latest satellite imagery showing possible debris of the flight MH370.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre Australia has received satellite imagery of objects that could be related to the search for the missing aircraft, flight MH370.

The satellite imagery, analyzed by experts from the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation, revealed details of possible plane debris south of the search area that has been the focus of the search operation. The imagery is in the vicinity of the search area defined and searched in the past two days.

According to AMSA’s emergency response general manager, Mr. John Young, the largest object spotted is around 24 metres long, with the second one being smaller. “This is a lead. It is probably the best lead we have right now. But we need to get there, find them, see them, assess them to know whether it’s really meaningful or not,” he said, warning that the objects could be a false lead.

Four aircraft have been reoriented to the area 2500 kilometres south-west of Perth as a result of this information. Also, a RAAF C-130 Hercules aircraft has been tasked by RCC Australia to drop datum marker buoys that will be used to provide information about water movement and to assist in drift modelling. The buoys should give an ongoing reference point if the task of relocating the objects becomes protracted.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is coordinating the search in the Southern Indian Ocean for the missing aircraft, with assistance from the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Air Force and the United States Navy.


WMN Staff, March 20, 2014

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