Is MH370 found? Satellite image and ground sighting
Almasalla Arab Travel Portal News – The greatest aviation mystery of the century may be nearing resolution, with a New Zealand oil rig worker claiming to have seen flight MH370, the missing Malaysia Airlines B777, burning at high altitude and descending.
The news comes as Chinese satellite images have been published showing possible wreckage in the South China Sea. The pictures were taken on 9 March 2014 but only released yesterday. It can take some time to collate satellite images, or there may have been other reasons for the delay. Chinese satellite
The news came in an email tweeted by ABC New York’s Bob Woodruff, in which Kiwi oil worker Michael McKay said: “From when I first saw the burning plane until the flames went out still at high altitude was 10-15 seconds. There was no lateral movement, so it was either coming toward our location, stationary, or going away from our location.”
The plane appeared to “be in one piece,” he added.
Mr McKay is working on a rig off the southeastern coast of Vietnam, an area searched by the Vietnamese, although they apparently found nothing.
The Chinese satellite has captured images of possible wreckage taken near the location of where MAS flight 370 vanished and in the area suggested by McKay.
The New York Daily News quoted CNN reports that the satellite “observed a suspected crash area at sea”. Its cameras captured what seems to be a triangular shape near where the flight’s transponder is said to have turned off.
“Three suspected floating objects” were also sighted, according to China’s State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence.
Immediate investigations will be launched to search for debris. Whether it really is the crash site, or another red herring, should soon be clear.
Source : Global Travel Media