Flight wreckage search going on amidst tough conditions


The follow up of the Australian report of finding two objects that could belong to the missing Malaysian flight MH 370 is progressing amidst difficult conditions. The objects were identified as early as Thursday morning, about 2,500 kilometers away from Western Australia.

Three Australian flights, two American flights – including a Poseidon and civilian Bombardier Jet are taking part in the mission today. China has sent three warships to the area, a fourth vessel, ice breaking Snow Dragon which is near Perth, Australia will also join the search efforts. A Norwegian merchant ship has already reached the area. The search efforts did not progress fast enough because the data needed to be analysed was vast, said Australian Authorities and US Company that is collecting the images.

The area where the objects were identified is is completely off the regular track, in a lonely place, above a volcanic ridge in waters estimated to be 2,500 meters to 4,000 meters deep, making the movement of vehicles water based or air-born extremely difficult, revealed technicians involved. The actual satellite images were taken on the 16th of March, making the first target to relocate them as they would be moving with the current.

Meanwhile, India has rejected the request of China to allow it’s warships to enter Indian ocean waters for the search efforts. The naval defense authorities have expressed alarm over the proposition and made the government reject the Chinese proposal.

Medaram Jathara

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