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Thai satellite detects 300 floating objects near search area for MH370

Published on Mar 27, 2014 4:16 PM
 
A Thai satellite has detected 300 floating objects in the Indian Ocean, about 200 kilometres from the international search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370. -- PHOTO: GISTDA

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Thai satellite has detected 300 floating objects in the Indian Ocean, about 200 kilometres from the international search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370.

Mr Anond Snidvongs, executive director of Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, said that Thaichote satellite or Thailand Earth Observation Satellite, has recorded the objects, ranging from two to 15 metres, about 200 kilometres south-west of where the ill-fated flight is thought to have come down.

He said images of the findings had already been submitted to the caretaker premier and that caretaker Foreign Minister Surapong Tohvichakchaikul will forward the images to his Malaysian counterpart.

Thaichote or Thailand Earth Observation Satellite is a remote sensing satellite for natural resources observation.

Malaysia has concluded that the flight "ended" in the Indian Ocean and all passengers are presumed dead.

The latest lead was a satellite image showing 122 objects in the Indian Ocean, but the search teams comprising vessels and helicopters for various countries have not yet found them

MH370 graphic: Object sightings in Indian Ocean

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