PETALING JAYA: Malaysian aviation authorities have acknowledged an Australian report on the possible location of flight MH370, adding that it will be brought to the attention of Australia and China to seek their views.
In a statement today, director-general of the Department of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the report by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) presented a thorough analysis of the refined MH370 ocean drift pattern based on available information and satellite images.
“We remain to be guided as to how this can be used to assist us in identifying the specific location of the aircraft,” he said.
Earlier today, CSIRO which is Australia’s main scientific agency said it believed that a missing flight MH370 crashed into the sea northeast of the area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.
The agency’s assertion was based on satellite pictures taken two weeks after the plane went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, on a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.
The satellite images, which were provided by the French military intelligence service and France’s national space agency, showed 70 pieces of debris with a dozen of those “probably” man-made.
“We think it is possible to identify a most-likely location of the aircraft, with unprecedented precision and certainty,” CSIRO said.