The Australian, Malaysian and the Chinese governments had called off the search operation of the missing Malaysian Airline Flight MH 370 in January 2017. However, some newly discovered satellite pictures have hinted towards some clues of the location of the MH 370, which has now become one of the most famous aviation mysteries.
Reports say that the satellite pictures were taken within less than a month after it disappeared in 2014 and has shown about 70 objects drifting on the ocean at a place where it was predicted that the plane could have been crashed. The report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said, “(Geoscience Australia) analysis classified 12 objects as ‘probably man-made’ … but cannot determine whether they are aircraft debris”.
The French Military had taken the pictures over the Indian ocean on March 23, 2014 which was just about two weeks after the crash. The ATSB further explained that they received the images in March 2017 and that the satellite images which were taken were reanalyzed as a part of a systematic process that began in 2016. A physical oceanographer, David Griffin at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization helped to analyse the pictures and said that they could help to pinpoint the location of the missing flight MH 370, if the images are showing the plane debris.
Griffin added, “It hangs on the impossible thing to know which is whether these were actual pieces of the plane”. A new statement has been released by the ATBS with the pictures which said that the images must be treated with caution. Griffin also pointed out that the image resolution is not high enough to be certain if the objects originated were from the MH 370 aircraft and could be other objects floating on the ocean from across the globe. When the flight disappeared, the aircrafts was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members.
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