Officials will investigate possible aircraft wreckage spotted thousands of miles away from the area where searchers have been hunting for missing Flight MH370, Malaysia's transport minister said Tuesday.
“We are aware of a report citing the detection of potential aircraft wreckage in the Bay of Bengal,” acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. “China and Australia are also aware of this report. Malaysia is working with its international partners to assess the credibility of this information.”
On Monday, Australian exploration company GeoResonance said they believed it may have located the wreckage more than 3,000 miles from where authorities have been looking off the western coast of Australia.
“We identified chemical elements and materials that make up a Boeing 777 ... these are aluminum, titanium, copper, steel alloys and other materials,” Pavel Kursa from GeoResonance told Australia’s 7News.
“The wreckage wasn’t there prior to the disappearance of MH370,” Kursa's colleague David Pope added, according to 7News.
- Henry Austin
First published April 29 2014, 3:46 AM