Thirteen days after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared from air traffic controller screens, the Boeing 777-200ER is still nowhere to be found. But new satellite imagery released by the Australian military reveals that a patch of debris from Flight MH370 may be floating somewhere in a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean, approximately 1,400 miles off the southwestern coast of Australia.
Since the recent satellite imagery discovery, the multinational team of search-and-rescue personnel, ships and planes scouring the oceans for the missing Flight MH370 has shifted to search the remote part of the southern Indian Ocean where the debris pieces were spotted by satellites and the Andaman Sea between India and Thailand.
Unfortunately, the fate of Flight MH370’s 227 passengers and 12 crew remains unknown as Australia’s deputy prime minister told reporters that the possible debris of Flight MH370 may have sunk below the ocean surface, according to a report by Reuters.
"Something that was floating on the sea that long ago may no longer be floating," Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said to Reuters.
Despite that statement, the search team, which comprises several ships and aircraft, including Poseidon P-8Is, C-130 Hercules and civilian vessels, continues to hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the new search area.
Take a closer look at the latest search efforts for Flight MH370 in the photos below.