Two objects that may possibly be wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have been spotted floating in the southern Indian Ocean.
The Australian government released pictures taken by satellite on March 16 of possible plane debris seen around 2,500km (1,500miles) southwest of Perth – one of the most remote areas of the planet that’s a four-hour flight from the Australian coast.
One of the objects is estimated to be 24m/78ft in size, the other 5m/15ft, and the sighting of the objects was said by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to be ‘credible and potentially important’.
Two pieces of wreckage that could possibly be from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 – one estimated to be 78ft in size – have been found to the west of Australia, it was announced today. Pictured: Satellite pictures released by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority of the object thought to be related to the search for MH370.
The debris was spotted on satellite imagery and a total of four aircraft have been sent to investigate the sighting, some 2,300km/1,553 miles off the coast of Perth.
It is not uncommon for cargo to fall off a container ship into the water, however the objects were in the designated search area and the fact that there were two objects of varying sizes makes it important to locate and examine them. The depth of the water in the area where the possible debris has been sighted would likely make recovering the CVR/FDR data recorders to ascertain what happened on board Flight MH370 extremely difficult but not impossible.
If this is where MH370 crashed, the waters here are 3,500m/10,000ft (3.5km/2miles) deep. This is twice the depth that Air France Flight AF447 was found after crashing into the Atlantic Ocean on a flight from Rio De Janiero to Paris in 2009.
After considering all options associated with this flight, I am still off the opinion that a catastrophic event took place on board MH370, the crew tried return to Malaysia, but were overcome before they could save the aircraft, which flew on with autopilot engaged until fuel exhaustion occurred.
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Џорџ Браун е украсени војник и професионално здравствено лице и 40 годишен ветеран во областа на за итни случаи старечки и парамедицински пракса, двете воени и цивилни области. Тој има високи менаџерски позиции во испораката на парамедицински услуги. Мислењата изразени во овие колумни се исклучиво на авторот и не треба да се толкува како оние на било која организација тој може да биде поврзан.
Тој е роден во Велика Британија на шкотскиот потекло од Абердин и член на Kланот MacDougall. Тој е член на македонската заедница во Њукасл, и зборува течно македонски. Иако ова можеби изгледа контрадикција, тоа е неговата сопруга кој е македонски, и како резултат научил македонскиот јазик и ја примија православната вера.
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