BREAKING – MH370 Partial Wreckage Found Off Coast of Western Australia *update* Video of Prime-Minister Announcement – *update 2* Video Press Conference – *Update* Pictures Added.

Breaking newsCNN is Reporting that Australian “authorities” are confirming that partial aircraft wreckage has been located.

All Global Media now confirm initial CNN report  – Australian Media

The Australian Prime-Minister, Tony Abbott, has given the media direct first-hand confirmation that they are reasonably sure they have located some of Malaysian Airlines 370 wreckage.

More air and sea assets are en-route to the vicinity for assistance, confirmation and recovery.

Here are the Satellite Images They are Working With:  (first image 24 meters – 79 feet)

australia satellite imagery

update-1Satellite imagery provided to AMSA …  of objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in a revised area 185 km to the south east of the original search area.  (link)

Second object 5 meters – 17 feet:

australia satellite imagery 2

@11:30 pm - Aerial Photographs of the wreckage have been taken by low flying reconnaissance aircraft and are currently en-route back to Australia.  Anticipated arrival back on mainland Australia 5hrs [Currently 00:00 (midnight EST) so photo's should arrive approx. 05:00 am EST]  Here is Prime Minister announcement:

update-1Update @1:00 am EST - Australian Press Conference

SEA CURRENTS

update-1The blue arrows indicate the path of deep, cold, dense water currents. The red arrows indicate the path of warmer, less dense surface waters.  Water debris in South Indian Ocean – would be generally moving SW away from land following surface sea currents.  (click to enlarge)

australia search

update-1 @2:30 am - Australia News Link HERE

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) — Authorities have spotted two objects in the Indian Ocean that are possibly related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday.

“New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean,” Abbott said in the the Australian House of Representatives in Canberra. “The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has received information based on satellite imagery of objects possibly related to the search.

“Following specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have been identified,” he said. “I can inform the House that a Royal Australian Air Force Orion has been diverted to attempt to locate the objects.”

Three other planes will carry out a “more intensive follow-up search,” he said.

Australian search teams have been at the forefront of the hunt for the missing plane in the remote southern Indian Ocean.

The announcement from Abbott raises hopes of finding parts of the plane after a search that is now in its 13th day. Previous reports of debris found in the sea have not turned out to be related  (read more)

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275 Responses to BREAKING – MH370 Partial Wreckage Found Off Coast of Western Australia *update* Video of Prime-Minister Announcement – *update 2* Video Press Conference – *Update* Pictures Added.

  1. sundance says:

    International incidents like this require broadcasting iconic imagery.

    The various bumbling moderate state governments look to larger, more modern, governments to help them with this part – well, usually.

    Australia, the U.S. and most of the G-20 nations know the routine.

    They’ll broadcast an image – a very specific selected public image. In this case probably a tail section with numbers and/or airline logo of MH370.

    Then after 1/2 a news cycle of interest in the optic, they’ll hold a presser and present their initial findings and promises allowing selected feeder media to provide pictures of the “ongoing effort” (pictures of the search and recovery). During the presser the proclamations of collaboration in the *ongoing* investigation will be well scripted to outline the roles.

    Once the *image is ingrained* then the media attention then turns to “why”. Public discussions then are about “why did this happen” – as the aforementioned entities say they can only speak to facts and they are in search and recovery mode, blah, blah, blah they don’t speculate.

    The international interest shrinks rapidly – the mysteries are solved within investigative reports not press conferences. The story drops from international headlines and becomes a local issue.

    Wash-Rinse-Repeat.

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  2. Chip Bennett says:

    Idle thoughts…

    Getting such large fuselage pieces on-site is a non-trivial matter, that would require a cargo or military ship of certain capacity and handling capabilities (e.g. a crane).

    When all the search ships left the area, the transport ship had to make the trip from port to drop-off point, and back.

    Might there be a way to track/identify that ship?

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  3. justfactsplz says:

    If the pieces are this large wouldn’t there be evidence of some of the bodies in the debris field? What about cargo or carry on items like water bottles ? Are people supposed to believe 239 people are nowhere to be found?

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  4. mcguffin says:

    eh I’m lost.
    So the bad guys could have landed the plane in Pakistan, removed the tail, with plane number intact, and dropped it in the ocean so that the “plane” would be found and all they have to do is put another tail on the plane and use it as a weapon of mass destruction?

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    • justfactsplz says:

      The bad guys didn’t break up the plane. They were killed off.

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    • sundance says:

      No mcguff, once we alerted anyone to our knowledge the plane was located on their geography *the value vaporizes. They would want it gone asap and distance themselves from anything to do with it.

      [* "the value vaporizes" because the government of the plane's location would then own any consequence. Any nation could act with full international impunity to remove the threat and the host nation would own the entire incident....].

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  5. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    These photos may amount to nothing more than:

    Look! A SQUIRREL! ————————>

    (My dog falls for it EVERY time)

    PS: Yes, he DOES recognize the word “squirrel”

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    • justfactsplz says:

      They sure do recognize words. One of my labs is always laying right in the pathway where you need to walk. People always say “get” and he just lays there. Say “move” and he does. All my dogs know the words “doggie treat”. They all know what “who wants to go out?” means. They are smart.

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  6. doodahdazee says:

    Not one shred of objective evidence! Not a shred!

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    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      Quite right. Nothing so far.

      Which makes the speculation all that much more fun. Fewer of those inconvenient “details” that work as a “Buzzkill.”

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Where have we hear that before, lol?

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      • doodahdazee says:

        To me the subjective evidence points to the Pilot. His political machinations and his attendance of the trial of Anwar. Sent to prison for homosexuality. He was on a GayRights in Maylasia Crusade from what I can tell but not even a little peep about it. Motive. Unless anyone can come up with another motive.

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  7. doodahdazee says:

    Twist and Shout.

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  8. justfactsplz says:

    General McInerney still standing by what he said . He doesn’t know if the plane is still in Pakistan or if it had been moved. He doesn’t believe it’s in the ocean. Oh, it’s been moved alright. The next thing you know they will be calling him old and senile.

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  9. scubachick75 says:

    If there was any, I wonder when the last documented cell or email contact from passengers to any friends, family or coworkers was. Have they said anything about this yet?

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  10. dustyryder says:

    Abbott really oversold the initial debris finding, didn’t he? Talking about throwing caution to the wind…

    I wonder why? Immersat didn’t release any data pointing to this area in the south Indian Ocean until five days later. The probably never would have looked here if Abbott hadn’t made such a fuss over a common piece of ocean debris. A finding so common, that after a week,of search, such debris was no longer even newsworthy.

    On this day, with this over-reaction, Abbott had the entire search permanently moved into his backyard. I wonder why. Sure seems calculation, does it not?

    I’m having a hard time trusting anything coming from the Aussies on this one at this point.

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