CNN 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)
Satellite 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:
@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:
The 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)
@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)