Officials have moved the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 28 after a New Zealand military plane believes to have found objects on their new radar data analysis. They will have to confirm the objects in question using ships but this could be mean we are one step closer to finding out what happened to this plane.
The search is still underway for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said that they’ve moved the search area 680 miles to the north east after spotting objects in a new location in the Indian Ocean.
Malaysia Flight Disaster — Search Was In Wrong Part Of The Ocean
Although objects were spotted on the radar, a ship has to travel to the area to make sure that these in fact belong to flight 370.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said on Twitter that there appeared to be objects in the Indian Ocean that belonged to the lost plane, after the new radar date analysis suggested that the jet might have landed in this area, 680 miles north east of the most recent area that has been searched.
This new area would suggest that the plane actually flew much faster than originally thought.
‘This is our best estimate of the area in which the aircraft is likely to have crashed into the ocean,” Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said.
But until this is seen in person, no one will know if these are actual objects or not.
Five Chinese vessels are on their way to the area, along with Australia’s HMAS Success ship, and they should arrive in the evening of March 29.
Malaysia Flight Pilot: Marriage Issues To Blame For Crash?
There was a report that the pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was upset with his marriage and that they had recently separated.
“He’s one of the finest pilots around and I’m no medical expert,” a friend of his told the New Zealand Post. “But with all that was happening in his life Zaharie was probably in no state of mind to be flying. It is very possible that neither the passengers nor the other crew on-board knew what was happening until it was too late,” he added.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised the search location has been moved, and is it a bad sign?
— Chloe Melas