New Discoveries for Flight 370

Flight 370

Flight 370

Jim Nagle, Writer

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Since the original article was published regarding the missing Flight 370 was published, new information has come out that may shed some much-needed light on the search. As of yet, it is still uncertain exactly what happened to the flight, causing it to drastically change course and cease all transmissions, but new discoveries from a French satellite point to a possible crash site and the information is currently the best possible lead available.

According to Malaysian Transportation Minister Hishammudin Bin Hussein, a French defense firm discovered a debris field of about 154 square miles in the southern Indian Ocean. The field contains 122 objects varying in size from three to 75 feet. The object of 75 feet is of particular interest to searchers because “it has potential to be a wing that’s floating. So I’m really encouraged by it, I really am,” said aviation safety analyst David Soucie. A floating wind would essentially be almost definitive evidence of Flight 370’s whereabouts, but it must be remembered that the debris could very well be floating flotsam from a cargo liner; which could potentially delay the search. That being said, it is currently the best and most promising lead the searchers have and should not be written off just yet. The search zone, which covers 469,407 square nautical miles, will continue to be combed by ships and aircraft.

If this debris is in fact from Flight 370, it would be a vital breakthrough in the search and would almost certainly allow the searchers to figure out just what happened on board the night of the disappearance. Should the debris be confirmed as the flight, the search will continue underwater to find larger pieces of wreckage and the all-important black box which will allow the events of the disappearance to be put together.


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