Both engines of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 likely flamed out, suggesting that the jet was not intentionally ditched, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said in a new report Thursday. The news comes as Australian authorities showed their confidence over the area where the search for the missing plane has been underway for months.
The ATSB report said that analysis about the plane’s engines was made after a comprehensive study of the available satellite and meteorological data, including the final satellite communication transmission from the aircraft.
After more than a year of searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia has called on China to become more involved as funding for the search effort begins to dry up, local media reported Wednesday.
Oct 20 Australian authorities searching for the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet should urgently re-investigate two areas in the remote Indian Ocean where sonar pictures show what could be debris from the plane, deep-sea search experts said on Tuesday.
An Australian-led underwater search, the most expensive in aviation history, has so far found no trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing with 239 passengers and crew during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah police have confirmed they received a report on Saturday of an aircraft wreckage that was found on a southern Philippine island.
Sabah police chief, Datuk Jalaludin Abdul Rahman in a statement released late Saturday, confirmed receiving the report and said investigations will be carried out.
The report was lodged at the Sandakan police station by Jamil Omar on Friday.
Philippine officials said they have investigated but found no sign of reported wreckage and remains that some have linked to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared in March last year.
Malaysia has proposed a tripartite meeting with transport ministers of Australia and China to discuss the next step in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The news of the meeting comes weeks after French prosecutors confirmed that a wing component found in July on Réunion Island came from the missing plane.
Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Department (DCA), said Monday that the three countries remained committed to the search for the aircraft, Star Online, a local newspaper, reported.
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on returning to more than 30 sites in the southern Indian Ocean where search vessels have previously made “sonar contacts of interest,” Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Wednesday. The latest development in the search operation comes weeks after French prosecutors confirmed that a wing component found in July on Réunion Island came from the missing plane.
THE search for MH370 will return to more than 30 sites in coming weeks to ensure nothing has been missed.
The latest update on the underwater search reveals the decision to revisit “Classification 2” sites where search vessels have previously made “sonar contacts of interest”.
Despite being rated as “unlikely to be significant to the search” the Australian Transport Safety Bureau now believes they warrant a second look.
Leading the crash investigations into MH17 and MH370 hasn't turned Sir Angus Houston permanently off flying but he would like to see real-time monitoring of black boxes and three pilots in plane cockpits.
Sir Angus welcomed changes introduced this year, which will more closely track international aircraft flying in Australian airspace with updates using satellite-based technology every 14 minutes, down from the 30 minutes previously used, but called for further changes to make flying safer.
"In the longer term, the International Civil Aviation Organisation needs to consider man
French prosecutors have said they believe "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.
The wing section, known as a flaperon, had been examined in France by international aviation experts.
French authorities launched searches on and around Reunion for more debris but none was found.