More ‘objects of interest’ were found in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on April 23 off the Australian coast, including a piece of metal the length of a car with ‘distinct rivets.’ The flight disappeared over a month ago but could this new mysterious object be the missing clue to finding the lost aircraft?
New evidence has surfaced in the search for the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over a month ago. A new “object of interest” was recently spotted off the western coast of Australia about several hours drive south of Perth.
Malaysia Plane Found: ‘Object Of Interest’ Discovered Off Australian Coast
The object in question appears to be sheet metal dotted with welding rivets according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan, reports CNN.
“It’s sufficiently interesting for us to take a look at the photographs,” Martin explained. “We take all leads seriously.”
“The more we look at it, the less excited we get,” Martin cautioned the public.
The “object of interest” was snatched up close to Augusta, about 186 miles south of Perth, a source with the Australian Defence Force told CNN.
The object had rivets and a fiberglass coating on one side, according to the source. No details have been released as to whether or not any of the material matches the exact material used in the construction of the missing aircraft.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Found: ‘Object Of Interest’ Discovered Off Western Coast Of Australia
A high-tech underwater drone called a Bluefin -20 is completing its 10th mission as of April 23 but has yet to turn up any sign of the missing Boeing 777. The Bluefin-21 has scanned about 80% of the intended search territory.
However, with 20% of the search still left to go, old theories about the plane having been hijacked, and flown to an unknown location are starting to bubble up again.
This issue was addressed by the New Straits Times which published this statement from sources within the international investigation team looking for the missing plane, “The thought of it landing somewhere else is not impossible, as we have not found a single debris that could be linked to MH370. However, the possibility of a specific country hiding the plane when more than 20 nations are searching for it, seems absurd.”
What do you think HollywoodLifers, is this new “object of interest” the missing piece to the lost aircraft puzzle? Tell us what you think.
— Bryant Perkins