- Posted April 18, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
MH370 debris still out there ?
[See screen shot of Google Earth image for coordinates, and location in question]
Normally, I don't report "routine" objects here, choosing to let findings percolate up through regular Tomnod channels. But I believe this one is worthy of the JACC's attention, before they end the aerial and surface searches as they have recently indicated. So please feel free to share this with them, especially if you are "plugged in".
The accompanying annotated images are worked up from Tomnod web site's satellite images. Udated but thought to have been imaged on or about April 12, as they are sequenced with higher numbers than earlier imagery prior to the 12th.
The "object" of interest is a bright object some 10-13 meters in length, by approximately 3-4 meters wide.
Why is it of interest ? It is apparently artificial. It is not a boat. It is much brighter white than surrounding sea foam, and much more structured than sea waves.
It may also be partially submerged along the right hand side. Note from the accompanying enhancement attempts, that some of the adjoining sea foam seems to partially merge onto its left-middle surface, and along two or more spots on the right. Most unquestionned breaking or curling waves observed in satellite images so far do not exhibit these "overlaps" of other seafoam.
Curiously, some of the adjoining wave forms seem to also display structure albeit much less defined.
This is not a piece of trash [way too large] nor is it a trash bag or serving tray. It's size and outline, even after magnification, are straight and angular. The size and color brightness is consistent with possible fuselage or wing debris.
I have looked at over 92000 "tiles" of satellite images, and only seen 300 "objects" I felt were candidates as possible 'wreckage' or debris, This one passes the test in my opinion. Not owning a helicopter, I can only hope the info gets to someone who has one near there!