Skip to comments.New Zealand military plane spots 'objects' in revised southern Indian Ocean search location
Posted on 03/28/2014 5:50:55 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
A plane has spotted objects in the Indian Ocean of the first day of searching a new location for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but officials say it will take until tomorrow to determine whether they are related to the lost plane.
The search area moved 680 miles to the north east earlier today, and a New Zealand military plane, one of nine aircraft involved in the hunt, found the objects, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said on Twitter.
Amsa said the find needs to be confirmed by a ship which is expected to arrive in the area tomorrow.
The search area was shifted after new radar data analysis suggested the jet flew faster than originally thought and would have used up more fuel, which might have reduced the distance it travelled.
Amsa said the change in search area came from new information based on continuing analysis of radar data between the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca before radar contact was lost with Flight 370 early on March 8.
'This is our best estimate of the area in which the aircraft is likely to have crashed into the ocean,' said Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
The new search area is more than 600 miles north of an area in which apparently floating objects were spotted by Japanese, Thai and French satellites earlier this week....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Daily ocean junk PING.
It’s about time they found one thing that can definitely be linked to the missing plane.
Low altitude aerial photograpy is so clear, I can't believe they don't have a few definitive photos of these 'Objects". - tom
You may be right since the old flight line was assuming that it flew over northern Sumatra which would have been in Indonesian airspace and they would have painted it on radar.
The new route is the same as a route charted out early on that assumed that he flew further toward waypoint IGREX to get around Indonesia before turning south.
It also assumes an airspeed of 460mph not 518mph that they have been using. The 460 route versus the 518 route is in this link:
This means that opposed to what they are saying publicly they are assuming a slower air speed at lower altitude.
New track is here:
But is’s not new at all and its not the faster track but the slower one since it assumes a slower speed of 400 knots [460 mph] as opposed to the faster speed of 450 knots [418 mph] for the older route.
This new route means that the pilot may not have wanted to go down with the ship putting it down instead in friendlier waters.
Another styrofoam cup?
When the airfrance plane went down, they were able to find some pieces of the plane, but didn’t recover the flight data recorders for two years. While I hope they can find some trace of flight 370, there is all sorts of junk floating in the ocean that falls off cargo ships, so I don’t have any expectations of this latest sighting.
Check out the links at posts 6 and 7 —
LOL -- from the Starbucks in the Cocos.
MH370: Families Called to Urgent Meeting; Malaysia Press Conference 10 a.m. EDT 3/24/14
MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES: The Plane Crashed With No Survivors
Malaysia Grand Prix pushes grieving families of jet passengers from hotel
Officials Say Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Ended in the Southern Indian Ocean
WORLD NEWS Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Ended in Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Says
How British satellite company Inmarsat tracked down MH370
Aussie Flight Disaster Film Deep Water Shelved Over Eerie Resemblance to Missing Malaysia Flight
Malaysia Airlines crash: Suicide mission theory of MH370 investigators
Flight 370: Storm of emotions over lives lost as storm at sea delays search
How a UK firm ... used a nineteenth century mathematical model to track missing flight MH370
Why locating MH370 in the Southern Ocean is so difficult
Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane: What We Know Now
Tracking down MH370 black boxes a Herculean challenge
MH370 pilot upset over wifes decision to move out and in no state of mind to be flying ...
MH370: Satellite Images Show Up to 122 Potential Objects
It was his last joyride: MH370 pilot was upset over wife moving
Watch Video: 122 objects discovered in Flight 370 search area
Satellite Detects About 300 Objects ... Highly Likely That It Is Trash
No one would ever find it: MH370s erratic final moments ... a terrifying suicide mission....
Son of Malaysian Airlines captain breaks silence about father
Malaysia says theres sealed evidence on MH370 that cannot be made public
Why did somebody doctor photo of men who took Flight MH370? (Shortened Title)
Alright, Goodnight Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?
Scientists believe they know where MH370 crashed
Search for lost Malaysian jet shifts significantly after new lead
Moving the search area northeast to follow the wind/ocean currents after 3 weeks:
Heh. If the ocean temps were more friendly, they could have been supplying pictures of people on floating objects and you couldn’t tell the difference between that and lifeless debris.
May be Quds in Iranian navy still yet to put some dummy 777 debris down there, then they’ll show the world the MH370 debris! I’m not kidding though.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.