Australia Detects Two Objects Measuring 79 Feet, Could be Parts of MH370
Several days and searches later, when many countries came up negative in their search for the MH370(The Malaysian Airlines flight which went missing about 10 days ago) it seems that we may finally have a positive lead to locating the missing aircraft.
No information, or debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been found ever since it disappeared on March 8. This has been one of the largest search efforts in the aviation history , but at the same time, what concerns everyone is what happened to those 239 people in the plane.
Australia had sent aircrafts and a navy ship to a particular area in the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether two large floating objects spotted by a satellite are pieces of wreckage from the Malaysian jet MH370.
Satellite imagery analyzed by experts shows two objects of big sizes around the southern Indian Ocean, said John Young, general manager of Australia’s Maritime Safety Authority. This was spotted about 2,500 kilometres southwest of Perth.
Here’s the statement that Abbott gave to Parliament:
I would like to inform the House that new and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The Australia Maritime Safety Authority has receive information based on satellite imagery of objects possibly related to the search.
Following specialist analysis of this imagery two possible objects of the search have been identified. I can inform the House that a Royal Australian Air Force Orion has been diverted to attempt to locate the objects. This Orion is expected to arrive in the area at about this time. Three more aircraft will follow this Orion for more intensive followup search.
I’ve spoken to my Malaysian counterpart, Prime Minister Najib Razak and informed him of these developments. I should tell the House and we must keep this in mind, the task of locating these objects will be extremely difficult and it may turn out that they are not related to the search for flight MH370, but I did want to inform the house of this potentially important development.
It is not clear if this information is true or not, but it is important to follow up leads as the aircraft is missing since two weeks and was carrying 239 passengers.