Fresh analysis suggests new possible location for Malaysian Airlines MH370

New analysis suggests new possible location for Malaysian Airlines MH370

The findings by Australian scientists suggest a possible new location for the plane north of the original search area

Friday, April 21, 2017

Analysis by Australian scientists has suggested a new location for missing flight MH370. 

The Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board.

While debris from the flight - a flaperon from its wing - was found on an island in the Indian Ocean, the main body of the plane has never been found and the search for MH370 was called off in January.

Now, Australian scientists have suggested the wreckage could lie in an area to the north of the original search zone in the southern Indian Ocean - an area of roughly 25,000 sq km (9,700 sq miles). 

The scientists reached this conclusion by analysing drift modelling of a real part of a Boeing 777.

Their findings backed up a report on the plane's location in December, which pinpointed this same expanse of water.

That report had been dismissed by Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester, who said it didn't provide a specific location and so didn't justify a new search.

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