Australian Agency Exudes Great Confidence In Its Ability To Locate MH370
On Wednesday, Australia’s main scientific agency declared its position in relation to a sensitive matter. It said that the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft that crashed into the sea was turning to be an exercise of futility.
Flight MH370 had 239 people on board and they were travelling to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. The satellite pictures taken two weeks after it went missing on March 8, 2014 are the basis for the agency holding on to its assertion regarding the matter.
Australian government doesn’t agree to the conclusion hit by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. It said that the report wasn’t specific enough.
The disappearance of the Boeing 777 has hit headlines and will go down records as one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. Reportedly, it diverted thousands of miles off course out over the southern Indian Ocean before its eventual crash at the coast of Western Australia.
CSIRO has in the recent times indicated doubts regarding the main 120,000-sq-km underwater search zone. It showed that the crash took place to the north of it.
It had reviewed a wide array of satellite images that had been provided by France’s national space agency, CNES and the French military intelligence service. From those, it was easy to spot the 70 pieces of debris and a significant part of those were probably man-made.
A spokesperson working with CSIRO opined, “We think it is possible to identify a most-likely location of the aircraft, with unprecedented precision and certainty.”
David Griffin, CSIRO oceanographer and the report’s lead author through telephone said a number of things about the debris spotted in the pictures. He thought that there were a number of conclusions to be arrived at incase it turned out that the pictures were indeed authentic.
According to him, it would support the recent ocean-drift analysis pointing to a crash zone that lay north of the thoroughly searched area. Griffin believes that if everything fits like a jig-saw, then the only missing section of proof would to find out whether or not the pieces found were the exact ones of the missing plane.