Australian exploration company claims it may have found MH370 wreckage, says report
After the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had gone missing for nearly two months, today an Australian exploration company claimed to have detected the plane's wreckage, reported Star Online. The news portal reported Adelaide-based GeoResonance as saying it has detected possible wreckage in the Bay of Bengal, 5,000km away from the current search...
The news portal reported Adelaide-based GeoResonance as saying it has detected possible wreckage in the Bay of Bengal, 5,000km away from the current search location in the southern Indian Ocean off Perth, Australia.
It had said that its own search for the missing Boeing 777-200ER started on March 10.
GeoResonance’s search covered 2,000,000 square kilometres of the possible crash zone, using images obtained from satellites and aircraft, with company scientists focusing their efforts north of MH370’s last known location, using over 20 technologies to analyse the data including a nuclear reactor, reported Star Online.
“The technology that we use was originally designed to find nuclear warheads, submarines. Our team in the Ukraine decided we should try and help,” said company spokesperson David Pope to the news portal.
Pope was reported as saying, GeoResonance had compared their findings with images taken on March 5, three days before MH370 was reported missing – and they did not find what they had detected at that location.
“The wreckage wasn’t there prior to the disappearance of MH370. We’re not trying to say that it definitely is MH370, however it is a lead we feel should be followed up,” he said to Star Online.
The news portal also reported another GeoResonance spokesperson, Pavel Kursa, as saying that several elements found in commercial airliners was detected at the Bay of Bengal spot.
“We identified chemical elements and materials that make up a Boeing 777… these are aluminium, titanium, copper, steel alloys and other materials,” said Kursa in a statement reported by Australian news channel 7News.
Earlier today, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that it was highly unlikely any debris would be found on the ocean surface from a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, and that a new phase would now begin during which a much larger area of the ocean floor would be searched.