New French satellite images point to possible debris of MH370 in Indian Ocean
As the desperate search for the ill-fated Malaysian Airline passenger jet enters its third week, latest satellite images from France reportedly point towards possible debris in the Indian Ocean.
Malaysia's Transport Ministry said that the latest satellite information showed 'potential objects' in the southern corridor search zone and that the images.
According to the Daily Telegraph, it is the third set of images in a week of possible debris in the area, about 2500 kilometres south of Perth, which is currently being searched in a mission co-ordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
The Flight MH370 vanished from radar on March 8th when it took off from Kuala Lumpur enroute to Beijing and is yet to be traced for a possible crash into the sea.
Last week, it was revealed that a Chinese satellite had picked up images of a floating object, about 22.5 metres by 13 metres, seen about 120km from the position where an Australian satellite image showed what also appeared to be debris of about 24 metres in length.
However, authorities are yet to reveal when the French images were taken or what exactly it revealed.
AMSA said that a wooden pallet was spotted by a search aircraft last week, and that it was surrounded by several other objects, including what appeared to be strapping belts of different colours.
Meanwhile, Cyclone Gillian, which has set off a cyclone warning in the Southern Corridor area has yet to hamper search and rescue operations, but could interfere, the report added.
(Posted on 25-03-2014)