THE search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane may return to the possibility that the jet landed somewhere, according to latest media reports.
The New Straits Times quoted sources close to the investigation saying that the failure to turn up any debris at the current southern Indian Ocean search site was causing a rethink among investigators.
The latest report comes as authorities prepare to send the robotic vehicle underwater today for mission number 10.
More than 80 per cent of the underwater search zone for Flight MH370 has been scoured by Bluefin-21 and so far no contacts of interest have been found.
After being suspended yesterday, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search today about 855 kilometres north west of Perth.
But again the weather may affect the effort, with heavy rain, widespread low cloud and south easterly winds predicted.
Visibility is expected to be limited to one kilometre.
Sources told the New Straits Times that they were considering revisiting the scenario that the plane had landed at an unknown location.
“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,” the sources said.
The sources told the paper that another possibility was that the plane had crash landed in a remote spot…. see more