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Sunday March 9 2014   Oil slicks spotted 20NM from MH370's last contact point, debris pictures go viral
 

A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) plane has spotted oil slicks about 20 nautical miles (37km) south of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's last point of contact. Director-general of MMEA Datuk Mohd Amdan Kurish, who joined in the search for the missing plane, said, his search team spotted "two or three" patches of oil slick measuring about 16km and were yellowish in colour about 11am today. "A ship has been dispatched to the location of the slick to take samples so we could test whether the oil is from a plane," Amdan was quoted as saying by The Star newsportal.

Update: Oilslick not from aircraft

     
09/03/14 19:39   Vietnam Searchers Report Spotting Plane Debris Officials Say They Found Piece of Door, Airplane Tail - WSJ | infonet.vn
   
 
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March 9 2014   Photographs purporting to show debris in the sea in the area where the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 lost contact have been posted on Chinese social media.
 

The pictures, supposedly taken by a Chinese passenger on board another MAS flight from Beijing which landed safely in Kuala Lumpur this morning, shows what appears to be fragmented debris floating on waters about 90 minutes out to sea from the Malaysian capital. The passenger, whose profile information says he is a banker working for China Minsheng Bank in Beijing, wrote that he took the pictures from his window at a height of 11,000m, at 6.45am today. Li Jiaxiang, administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said at a press briefing today that some debris had been spotted, but it was unclear whether they came from the plane.

Update:
Alleged discovery of debris about 140 km (87 mi) south-west of Phú Qu?c Island near 80 km (50 mi) south of Th? Chu Island on 9 March not to be from aircraft

     
March 13 2014   China satellite finds 'floating objects' on March 9 2014
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China said its satellites have detected three large floating objects in a suspected crash site near where a missing Malaysian jet lost contact. China's state science and technology administration (SASTIND)said late Wednesday that a Chinese satellite had seen the objects in a "suspected crash sea area" in the South China Sea on March 9, and that the images were being analysed.
The suspected objects detected by the Chinese satellite were found at 105.63 degrees longitude East and 6.7 degrees latitude North, the administration said on its website.
It added that they were spread across an area with a radius of 20 kilometres (12 miles), in sizes that appeared to be 13 x 18 metres, 14 x 19 metres and 24 x 22 metres. Previous sighting of possible debris have proved not to be from the jet.

It was not clear whether or when the images had been shared with Malaysian officials coordinating the ever-shifting search effort. Officials could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday morning.

 

 

     
March 16 2014 - Object 1    

 

This satellite imagery released by Australian officials on March 20, 2014, may show possible debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Australian officials said the objects were spotted by satellite in one of the remotest parts of the globe, about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth in the vast ocean between Australia, southern Africa and Antarctica.

Coordinates: 43.58.345.090.57.37E
Aviation buffs: Large Debris Lat: -43° 58' 33.9996" Long: 90° 57' 37.0008"
Size: approx 24 m
Source: AMSA

March 16 2014 - Object 2    
 

This satellite imagery released by Australian officials on March 20, 2014, may show possible debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Australian officials said the objects were spotted by satellite in one of the remotest parts of the globe, about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth in the vast ocean between Australia, southern Africa and Antarctica.

Coordinates: 44.02.025.091.13.27E
Aviation buffs: Small Debris Lat: -44° 3' 2.0016" Long: 91° 13' 27.0006"
Size: approx 5 m
Source: AMSA

     
March 18 2014   China is investigating a new satellite image of debris in the southern Indian Ocean
  - Satellite image by China, two days after initial satellite pictures of possible debris, shows an object 22m by 13m, 120km from the first site (source)
     
March 22 2014   More objects sighted with the naked eye at 6.28 p.m.

Video: March 23 2014

  During Saturday's search activities a civil aircraft tasked by AMSA reported sighting a number of small objects with the naked eye, including a wooden pallet and strapping belts, within a radius of five kilometres. A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion aircraft with specialist electro-optic observation equipment was diverted to the location, arriving after the first aircraft left but only reported sighting clumps of seaweed. The RNZAF Orion dropped a datum marker buoy to track the movement of the material. A merchant ship in the area has been tasked to relocate and seek to identify the material. Read more
     
March 24 2014   Image From Chinese news Xinhua of the objects sighted this morning by an Australian Plane # MH307 pic.twitter.com/Wys5Yb7BFQ
  A reporter on board the plane for China's official news agency Xinhua said the search team saw "two relatively big floating objects with many white smaller ones scattered within a radius of several kilometers," the agency reported.
The IL-76 plane that saw the "white, square floating objects" was able to take photographs
Read more:
Report: 'Suspicious objects' spotted in Flight 370 search
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March 26 2014   New satellite images provided by a French defense firm show 122 objects



  floating in the southern Indian Ocean, not far from other satellite sightings. The objects were scattered over 154 square miles (400 square kilometers), The latest objects seen on satellite range from about 3 feet (1 meter) to about 75 feet (23 meters). Some appear bright, indicating they may be solid. Read more

     
March 27 2014   Thai satellite spots suspected debris


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Thai satellite spots suspected debris - about 300 objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean, where missing Flight MH370 may have crashed Source
The floating objects were identified by Thailand's Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency. It said that the objects ranged from two to 15 metres in size, scattered over an area about 2,700 km southwest of Perth, AFP reports Source Live Updates: Thai satellite spots 300 objects

     
     
March 28 2014   Five different aircraft spotted floating objects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Debris spotted on Friday in the new MH370s search zone (Sky News)
Australian authorities have released an image taken by search planes looking for missing flight MH370 in a new area in the Indian Ocean.The image shows two apparently white objects, one rectangular and one circular, floating in the sea inside a new search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.A tweet from the Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA) said a Royal New Zealand Air Force  P-3 Orion aircraft first spotted the objects on Friday.The sightings, which included multiple objects of "various colours", will need to be confirmed by personnel on board ships involved in the search, which expected to take place on Saturday when the Chinese Maritime Administration patrol ship Haixun 01 moves into the area.It comes after the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane shifted due to data suggesting it was travelling faster than previously thought.


Five different aircraft spotted the floating objects, according to a new statement from the Australian authorities. Here are more details from the AMSA: Five aircraft spotted multiple objects of various colours during Friday's search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Search activities have now concluded. A total of 256,000 square kilometres was searched. Photographic imagery of the objects was captured and will be assessed overnight. The objects cannot be verified or discounted as being from MH370 until they are relocated and recovered by ships. A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion reported sighting a number of objects white or light in colour and a fishing buoy. A Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion relocated the objects detected by the RNZAF Orion and reported it had seen two blue/grey rectangular objects floating in the ocean. A second RAAF P3 Orion spotted various objects of various colours in a separate part of the search area about 546 kilometres away. Weather conditions in the area are expected to be reasonable for searching on Saturday. Source / Live Updates
Updates from Australian Maritiem Safety Authority (AMSA)
     
March 30 2014   visual sightings of seven potential objects
  On Sunday, an Australian P3 Orion made visual sightings of seven potential objects. A Korean P3 Orion also made visuals of three potential objects. The Chinese ship, the Haixun, was tasked on Monday to retrieve these potential objects. Facebook post by Najib Razak - Read more
     
April 5 2014   Chinese air force plane spots new floating objects in south Indian Ocean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  PERTH, Australia, April 5 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese air force plane searching for missing Malaysian passenger jet MH370 spotted a number of white floating objects in the search area Saturday. The plane photographed the objects over a period of 20 minutes after spotting them at 11:05 local time. The floating objects were 90 kilometers, or about 55 miles, from where the pulse signal was detected Full story

UPDATE: Ping Detected
The Chinese Haixun-01, has detected a 37.5khz ping # MH370 The 1,5 sec signal was reportedly detected at 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longitude. 37.5 kHz pulse reportedly detected in Indian Ocean is standard frequency for voice, data recorders, expert says. The signal with a frequency of 37.5 kHz received by the Haixun 01 is highly unlikely to have come from Ships, they have black boxes, but that's at 400kHz–15kHz. Or any marine life such as whales, as their frequencies range between 15Hz and 20Hz, or dolphins, whose ultra sonic waves span from 200kHz to 350kHz. Additionally, marine life frequencies rarely change. 37.5kHz was selected as to avoid clash with known frequencies of other emission sources including natural sources and background noise. The Chinese search vessel is yet to compare its record of the signal's waveform with the Boeing factory's recorded configuration of the missing B-777 (product serial number 9M-MRO) to give out a final confirmation whether or not the signal came from MH370. - Read more @ News Xinhua.net . CNN Breaking News | Live China.org | JACC Media Reporting on Chinese Ship Detection of Electronic Pulse Signals

#MH370 29 days missing
     
April 6 2014   More 37.5khz signals detected

 

 

 

 

 

Update 1: Ocean Shield has detected another 37.5khz signal today for 90 secs, less than 2 km from the 37.5khz signals that were detected by Chinese Haixun-01 patrol vessel on Friday and Saturday March 4+5 2014. Read more | Full Transcript of Press Conference, 6 April 2014

Update 2: MH370 flew north of Indonesia and around its airspace on way to Indian Ocean according Inmarsat data, which may have been an attend to avoid radar data.

Update 3: investigators pieced together new details about the plane's path. After reviewing radar track data from neighboring countries, officials have concluded that the passenger jet curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean.

#MH370 30 days missing

     
April 7 2014   Visual indication on screen, and audible signal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two 37.5khz signal returns were dectected in the last 24 hours, one for two hours and 22 min and another one for 13 min. The sounds were heard at a depth of 4,500 meters (about 14,764 feet) and about 600 km apart. The signals are consistent with transmissions from both a Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder. It could take days before officials can confirm whether the signals did indeed come from MH370.


Full Transcript of Press Conference, 7 April 2014


#MH370 31 days missing

     
April 9 2014   2 more underwater ping signals detected
 


Two new underwater ping signals were detected on tuesday (April 8). The first in the late afternoon for 5 min 37 sec, the second in the evening for 7 min. This makes a total of 4 transmission in the same area.

#MH370 33 days missing
     
April 23 2014   Unidentified material washed ashore - JACC Media Release 23 April 2014 pm
    Western Australia Police have attended a report of material washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta and have secured the material.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is examining the photographs of the material to determine whether further physical analysis is required and if there is any relevance to the search of missing flight MH370.
The ATSB has also provided the photographs to the Malaysian investigation team.
No further information is available at this time.
Any further information will be made available if, and when, it becomes available.(JACC)
     
Update Thursday 24 April 2014   Unidentified material highly unlikely to be from MH370 - ATSB Media Release - 24 April 2014
Update Thursday 24 April 2014   MH370 search: Images of debris mistaken for missing plane parts released
   
 
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