New satellite images show more than 100 objects that may be from a Malaysian plane
New satellite images have revealed more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board, Malaysia's acting transport minister said on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference that the images were captured by France-based Airbus Defence and Space on March 23.
They are the fourth set of satellite images to show potential debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in a remote part of the Indian Ocean roughly 2,500 km (1,550 miles) south west of Perth. No confirmed debris from the Boeing 777 has yet been identified.
The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared from the air traffic control radar on the night of March 8, 2014. Some 227 passengers and 12 crew members were on the board.
The crew no longer kept in touch and did not give a distress signal. However, the weather en route was good. The airplane was 220 kilometres off the east coast of Malaysia during the last contact.