300 Objects Spotted In Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search By Thai Satellite
In the ongoing search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Thai satellite has detected 300 objects that could be debris from the jetliner. The news comes just one day after a French satellite spotted 122 objects, speculated to possibly be a "debris field" from the plane, in a nearby area. Meanwhile, the search for the jetliner, taking place predominantly in a search area over 1,000 miles southwest of Perth, Australia, has been suspended due to more bad weather.
The delay marks the second time this week that the search has been halted, with turbulence, icing, and limited visibility contributing to the rough conditions. On Monday, the 300-object images from the Thaichote satellite were taken, and on Wednesday given to Malaysian officials. Anond Snidvongs, director of Thailand's space technology development agency, said some of the objects seen were up to 52 feet long.
Meanwhile, investigators continue to look into the pilots onboard the Boeing 777, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board. Speculation has surrounded chief pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah, his political affiliation with the Malaysian opposition party, and his involvement with the vanishing plane. Shah's youngest son finally broke the family's silence on the matter, rejecting theories that his father intentionally crashed the aircraft into the ocean.
"I've read everything online. But I've ignored all the speculation. I know my father better," Ahmad Seth said in an interview with the New Strait Times. "We may not be close as he travels so much. But I understand him."