Australia dismisses exploration firm's claims that Bay of Bengal material may be MH370 debris
Published on Apr 30, 2014 9:39 AM
SYDNEY (AFP) - The Australian authorities on Wednesday dismissed claims by a marine exploration company that material found in the Bay of Bengal could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Adelaide-based GeoResonance was quoted in Malaysian media and by Australia's Channel Seven as saying it had detected possible debris from a plane 5,000km from the current search location.
On Tuesday, Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said he was verifying the information, but Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which is fronting the search, downplayed any link.
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