MH370 Latest, Hints about the lost Malaysian jetliner piled up Thursday, but there was precious little chance to track them down. Bad weather cut short the air and sea hunt for the aircraft as satellite data revealed hundreds more objects that might be wreckage.
Not one piece of debris has been recovered from the plane that went down in the southern Indian Ocean on March 8. For relatives of the 239 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, it was yet another agonizing day of waiting.
“Until something is picked up and analyzed to make sure it’s from MH370 we can’t believe it, but without anything found it’s just clues,” Steve Wang, whose 57-year-old mother was aboard the flight, said in Beijing. “Without that, it’s useless.”
Japan said it provided Malaysia with information from satellite images taken Wednesday showing about 10 objects that might be debris from the plane, with the largest measuring about four metres by eight metres. The objects were located about 2,500 kilometres southwest of Perth, Japan’s Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office said.
A Thai satellite spotted about 300 objects, ranging from two metres to 16 metres long, about 2,700 kilometres southwest of Perth, said Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand’s space technology development agency. He said the images, taken Monday by the Thaichote satellite, took two days to process and were relayed to Malaysian authorities on Wednesday.
The objects were about 200 kilometres southwest of the area where a French satellite on Sunday spotted 122 objects. It’s unknown whether the two satellites detected the same objects; currents in the ocean can run a metre per second and wind also could move material.