Malaysian PM Announcement About Flight 370 'Ending' in Indian Ocean, Possible Links to Debris are Premature, Expert Says
March 26th, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - New Satellite images captured last weekend found floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean, and renewed hopes about a possible connection to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
The 122 objects were spotted by French satellites. Image courtesy of Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA).
The Malaysian transport minister says the 122 potential objects could be a new lead in the exhaustive search for flight 370. Earlier this week, the Malaysian prime minister announced the flight “ended” in the southern Indian Ocean.
But aerospace safety professor Anthony Brickhouse says it’s still not clear what happened to the Boeing 777.
“At the end of the day, as an investigator, we need solid evidence, we need wreckage, we need bits and pieces of aircraft before you can make that kind of determination," says Brickhouse.
Brickhouse, who teaches at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, says satellite images alone aren’t enough to find out the final fate of flight 370.
A total of 26 countries are now involved in the effort to find the plane.