Friday, 24 October 2014

MH370 Wreckage.......

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is not going to start washing up on the coast of Australia according to officials, the wreckage from the missing plane is most likely to wash up on the coast of Indonesia! 

Authorities leading the search confirmed they are still receiving regular reports from members of the public in Australia about potential wreckage, over seven months since the the Boeing 777 went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Each and every one of the reports are “reviewed carefully”, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) advised, however it is much more likely that any wreckage would have drifted the other way.

Australia has asked Indonesian officials to make public the possibility of evidence from the MH370 disaster appearing on its shoreline.  In a situation report on the search released yesterday, the ATSB said it “continues to receive messages from members of the public who have found material washed up on the Australian coastline and think it may be wreckage or debris from MH370”.

“The ATSB reviews all of this correspondence carefully,” it said, “but drift modelling undertaken by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has suggested that if there were any floating debris, it is far more likely to have travelled west, away from the coastline of Australia.  It is possible that some materials may have drifted to the coastline of Indonesia, and an alert has been issued in that country, requesting that the authorities be alerted to any possible debris from the aircraft.”

Meanwhile, officials announced that a second ship is preparing to join the operation in the search zone identified using satellite data about 1,100 miles (1,800km) west of Australia.
The Discovery, provided by Dutch contractor Fugro, arrived in the remote area of the southern Indian Ocean yesterday, relieving the GO Phoenix, a Malaysian ship that has been combing the area since the start of this month but left to get fresh supplies.

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