Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (4E) – Two new leads in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have surfaced as images in the shape of a plane were detected in the Bay of Bengal by an Australian land and sea survey company and in the Gulf of Thailand by an American pilot.
Malaysian authorities said Tuesday they are verifying the images taken by GeoResonance’s metal and mineral detection technology at a spot about 100 miles south of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. The debris was found on March 31 and passed it on April 4 to Australian, Malaysian and Chinese authorities.
New York pilot Michael Hoebel, 60, said he saw the shape of an unbroken plane in the online satellite imagery website TomNod. The site of the image in the Gulf of Thailand is where the plane lost communications with air traffic controllers on March 8.
The images from GeoResonance and Gulf of Thailand are located thousands of miles from the current underwater search area in the southern Indian Ocean.
Flight MH370 with 239 people aboard left the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 12.41 am on March 8 and disappeared from radar screens about an hour later while over the South China Sea. It was to have arrived in Beijing at 6.30am the same day.
An international effort to find Flight MH370 is underway.