MORE than nine months after flight MH370 disappeared on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, this is what searchers have found.
The picture was released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to show what images search vessels are recording as they scour the southern Indian Ocean. The Go Phoenix and Fugro Discovery continue to work around the clock intensively scanning the ocean floor, much of it up to 6000m below the water surface.
To date, more than 9000 square kilometres has been searched, representing 16 per cent of the 55,000 square kilometre priority search area.
Although leaders of the Australian led search effort remain confident they are looking in the right place, there is widespread concern the fate of MH370 may never be known. The Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777 was carrying 239 passengers and crew including six Australians.
The aircraft lost all communications and radar contact between Malaysia and Vietnam shortly before diverting south from its flight path. But several “handshakes” recorded between the aircraft and satellites have allowed experts to plot a probable path for MH370 along what is known as the seventh arc in the southern Indian Ocean… see more