We’re holding our breath while running this for fear of yet another false lead, but Xinhua has reported that a newly released Chinese satellite image shows a suspicious 22-meter-long, 13-meter-wide object in the Indian Ocean that is along the southern corridor missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may have taken.
According to Xinhua, the object is located around 120 kilometers south by west from the location of another object Australia spotted in satellite imagery two days ago.
Captured by the high-definition earth observation satellite “Gaofen-1” at around 12 a.m. on March 18 Beijing Time, the imagery spotted the object at 44 degrees, 57 minutes south latitude, and 90 degrees, 13 minutes east longitude, in the southern Indian Ocean, the SASTIND [State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense] said.
Australian rescuers stepped up search efforts for the missing jet as six planes joined the the search today for the possible plane wreckage that was picked up by the country’s satellite.
Today, The Telegraph released a transcript detailing the final 54 minutes of communication from within the cockpit of MH370, although authorities say there doesn’t appear to be anything suspicious in the conversations.
It’s been two weeks since the baffling disappearance of the MH370 aircraft which was carrying 239 people onboard, including 154 Chinese passengers.