Australian authorities believe they are closer to finding the real wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. New objects have been found in the Indian Ocean 680 miles northeast of the previous search location.
Say goodbye to last week’s fuzzy satellite images. On March 28, Australian authorities released their analysis of new satellite data, and determined the location of debris at a new site, which could be associated with missing Malaysia flight 370.
Malaysia Flight 370: New Objects Found In New Location Of Ocean
Australian authorities have abandoned the remote region of the Indian Ocean where search crews had spent more than a week looking for Malaysian Airlines flight 370, reports CNN.
A new analysis of satellite data showed that the plane could not have flown that far south.
“We have moved on from those search areas,” said John Young, general manager of emergency response for the Australian maritime authority.
The new zone is 680 miles (about 1,100 kilometers) to the northeast of the original location situated off the western coast of Australia.
In what could be a sign the search is on the right track, the agency said five of the 10 planes dispatched to the new search zone spotted objects floating in the waters below.
Crews took photographs of the objects, and those images will be analyzed overnight, the authority said.
“The objects cannot be verified or discounted as being from MH370 until they are relocated and recovered by ships,” the authority said in a statement.
A New Zealand air force surveillance plane flying over the new search area spotted the unidentified objects upon returning to its Perth, Australia base, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said on Twitter.
Missing Malaysia Flight 370 Found: New Satellite Data Reveals New Location Of Possible Debris
If you recall — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said at a press conference on March 24 that authorities have definitively determined that the plane crashed and “ended in the southern Indian Ocean.” However, it now appears that if the plane did crash it did so at a different site.
For the families of the 239 passengers aboard the missing aircraft these new developments will either bring closure, or be another in a series of let downs.
What do you think HollywoodLifers, is this the piece of the puzzle that’s been missing this whole time?
— Bryant Perkins