Another Day Of Searching, But Still No Sign Of Missing Malaysian Airlines Jet
(CBS) — A third country says it has obtained satellite data that shows debris in the Indian Ocean which could be from the missing plane, but once again, the massive search has turned up nothing.
Australian Air Force officers are spending long days above the southern Indian Ocean, looking for any trace of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.
On Sunday heavy clouds hampered the search for a wooden pallet surrounded by straps of different colors that was spotted Saturday.
It’s unknown if the pallet is connected to the plane, the teams have been unable to find it or any other debris.
But the officers say they’re not losing hope. “We’ve still got the drive and we’re still really keen that we can just continue to contribute to the effort,” Flight Lieutenant Russell Adams says.
On Sunday France announced one of its satellites picked up radar echoes which could be possible debris from Flight 370.
The new data is from an area about 575 miles north of where Australian and Chinese satellites captured images of large floating objects.
CBS News Aviation Expert Captain Sully Sullenberger described the difficulty of the search. “This is an extraordinary circumstance in many ways and with each passing day it makes it more challenging because of the combined effect of wind and current on what floating debris there may be.” Sullenberger says.
Ten aircraft are taking part in Monday’s search, including new planes from Japan and China. The weather is predicted to worsen later in the day, with rain expected.