Flight 370: Photos of the Search for Missing Malaysian Plane
The Thailand Earth Observation Satellite (Thaichote) spotted more than 300 floating objects in a part of the Indian Ocean where investigators think the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner may have crashed.
Another debris image?
This Chinese satellite photo shows an object in the southern Indian Ocean that might be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared with 239 people aboard in early March. This satellite photo was obtained by a Chinese Earth-observation satellite on March 18, 2014 and released by the country's State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on March 22. [Read full story on possible debris image]
Search area: March 22
The object spotted in the Chinese satellite image captured on March 18 are located southwest of the two pieces of possible Flight 370 debris spotted in March 16 satellite images, inside of the area where the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Search and Rescue plans to search on Saturday, March 22.
Lost at Sea
Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared on March 8, less than an hour after it took off en route to Beijing, China.
These satellite photos, obtained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, show objects that may be debris from the missing plane in the Indian Ocean. [Read full story]
Possible Debris Found?
These satellite photos of objects in the Indian Ocean may be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8 during a scheduled flight to Beijing, China.
The Search Continues
A map of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's search area for the missing Malaysian airliner.
A Chinese satellite imaged three objects floating in the South China Sea on March 9, 2014, but officials later confirmed that the objects were not parts of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8.
Not in the South China Sea
Three objects seen floating in the South China Sea by a Chinese satellite on March 9, 2014, were not pieces of debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, according to officials.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority sent four aircraft on Thursday, March 20, to an area spanning nearly 9,000 square miles (23,000 square kilometers) located approximately 1,550 miles (2,500 km) southwest of Perth. The craft included two Royal Australia Air Force AP-3C Orions, one shown here.
Cumulative Search Map
A map showing the area searched in the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared from radar screens on March 8 less than an hour after departing, with 239 people onboard, from Kuala Lumpur en-route for Beijing.
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