With the focus of the flight MH370 search mission now centred around the floating debris in the southern Indian Ocean, a consensus of opinion about the events leading up to the plane’s mysterious disappaerance is coalescing around known facts.
The plane took off. Its transponder was disabled. Military radars show the aircraft turning sharply to the west, then north. Satellite data indicates the plane was still flying seven hours after losing contact with air traffic control. No response was received at the next scheduled contact time.
The big question begged by all these facts is: why? We are still waiting to learn exactly what happened.
New satellite images have revealed more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from the missing plane. However, for the second day running, the search has been called off due to bad weather over the ocean area under scrutiny.
You may be interested to know that E&T has gathered the series of flight MH370 infographics on to one web page, which documents the mystery as it has unfolded. Future infographics about flight MH370 will be added to the page, as well as posted here on WordPress.
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