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Satellite firm says MH370 may end up southwest of search area


06-18-2014 14:15 BJT

Full coverage: Malaysia Airlines Plane Bound for Beijing Goes Missing

More than a 100 days since Beijing bound Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, it now appears that search teams didn’t reach the area most likely to be the crash site.

The revelations were made by the British satellite firm Inmarsat to the BBC. According to Inmarsat, the most likely crash site based on their calculations lay south-west of what became the main search area.

Search teams initially intended to go there, but couldn’t after the Australian ship Ocean Shield picked up what could have been pings from the plane's transponders. The rest of the search was dedicated to locating the source of the pings.

The search for flight MH370 is set to resume with new equipment and a re-drawn search area based on the latest inputs.

The plane were carrying 239 people when it disappeared off radar screens.

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