Searches for missing Malaysia Flight 370 have revealed nothing but dead ends, however Australian authorities say they now have ‘credible leads’ that will ultimately lead to the missing plane.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed, on March 22, his optimism in solving the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Prime Minister said that there are substantial and “credible leads’ in the search for the flight hat vanished on March 8.
Missing Malaysia Flight 370: ‘Credible Leads’ Might Turn Up Lost Plane
With more planes searching the Indian Ocean than ever before, the Australian Prime Minister expressed optimism concerning the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, reports CNN.
“We have now had a number of very credible leads, and there is increasing hope — no more than hope, no more than hope — that we might be on the road to discovering what did happen to this ill-fated aircraft,” the Prime Minister said.
Speaking at a press conference on March 22, he went into detail about the objects spotted by satellites on the previous day — reiterating that they are about 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) off Perth.
“Obviously, the more aircraft we have, the more ships we have, the more confident we are of recovering whatever material is down there,” the Prime Minister said. “And obviously before we can be too specific about what it might be, we do actually need to recover some of this material.”
French authorities have also passed on images showing “potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor,” according to Malaysian transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein, who released the details on the same day.
“Malaysia immediately relayed these images to the Australian rescue coordination center,” Hishammuddin said.
The international search for the missing aircraft resumed early Sunday near Perth, with a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon rejoining the effort, according to a naval spokesman, reports CNN.
The disappearance of the Boeing 777 is quickly becoming one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history and friends, and family of the missing 239 passengers on board are hoping that this news in the missing piece to this tragic puzzle.
Search Continues For Missing Malaysia Flight 370
Eight planes were sent out over the Indian Ocean on March 22 — that’s two more than on the previous day, said Andrea Hayward-Maher, spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. She said that would be the most planes yet.
Planes from the United States, New Zealand, Australia and China will be flying. Three planes, two civilian aircraft, and the U.S. Navy P-8 were airborne by 7 a.m. Perth time (7 p.m. ET).
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