- Posted March 26, 2014 by
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
MH370: Could The Long Search Finally Be Nearing A Conclusion?
Its been over two weeks now since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and despite an international search force, the plane has yet to be found. Yet recent reports have revealed search forces may be narrowing in on the plane’s final destination.
Following the initial disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight there was much uncertainty surrounding the flight path of the plane as well as just how it managed to completely disappear. While the “how” may still prove elusive to investigators, it seems the search has narrowed in on an area in the Southern Indian Ocean, off the coast of Australia.
An Official Announcement
On Monday, the Malaysian government notified family members of those aboard that all lives were officially declared lost, and that the plane had certainly crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean. They then made official public announcements on the matter. The confirmation of many’s worst fear left family members distraught, yet increasingly frustrated since no real evidence had yet to be brought to light.
Yet the Malaysian government felt comfortable making such an announcement given the time passed as well as recent progress made in the Indian Ocean. There were a few sightings of individual debris pieces which were found in the waters surrounding Australia, yet now much more seems to have surfaced.
A Major Discovery by the French
The French government recently provided Malaysian officials with images taken from a satellite part of the Airbus Defense and Space program. The images were taken on Sunday reportedly, and depict around 122 pieces of debris, one of similar size to a previously spotted object seen by an Australian satellite.
Australia is currently leading the search in the waters, with assistance from other countries including the United States and China. The search forces should follow up on the satellites findings promptly.
An End in Sight?
The ocean in the region is reportedly notoriously choppy, and given the span of two weeks this debris could have largely drifted away from other remnants of the plane. The best outcome would be locating the plane’s black box recorder which could potentially shed some much-needed light on the circumstances surrounding the planes final hours. Though there is no guarantee this would be in the same given area as such debris, leaving the search shrouded in uncertainty. Though the search does seem to be closer to finding answers due to the continued support of multiple nations satellites and search forces, in the hopes of soon bringing this troublesome saga to a conclusion.