A new analysis by the U.S. and Malaysian governments shows that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 likely crashed in the Indian Ocean. The classified analysis has identified two potential flight paths for the plane that mysteriously disappeared on March 8, CNN reports.
A new analysis based on all of the radar data, satellite pings, and calculations investigators have collected in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, suggests that the plane likely headed in one of two directions after making a turn back over the Malay Peninsula — either north into the Bay of Bengal near India or southeast into the Indian Ocean.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Crashed? — Plane Likely Fell In Indian Ocean
Indian military and some U.S. military assets are currently searching both the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to CNN.
Investigators are also combing the waters surrounding the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, after a report that the missing airliner may have landed near the remote Indian-owned archipelago.
Malaysia Airlines: New Data Suggests Flight 370 Plunged Into The Sea
New theories are still being posited one full week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on March 8. Was it a hijacking? An act of terrorism? Or did the aircraft, which was carrying 239 passengers, just crash? On March 14, new data was reported that seemed to confirm the last possibility, that Flight 370 plunged into the sea after making a wayward turn towards the Indian Ocean.
The newly revealed claim that the Boeing 777 changed its course and began flying towards the Indian Ocean (after its transponders had been switched off) seems to support the theory that this is a case of hijacking.
Analysts from U.S. Intelligence, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have tracked satellite data and pings in the Indian Ocean area that they attribute to Flight 370. And without any visual confirmation of the aircraft, there is only one grim conclusion to make: “There is probably a significant likelihood” that the aircraft is now at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, an official said, according to CNN.
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