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Tuesday April 29, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by tan yi liang
Keeping vigilant: A ground crew member watching as a Japanese P-3C Orion taxis at RAAF Pearce Base in Perth for its flight in the search for MH370.
PETALING JAYA: An exploration company, GeoResonance has claimed it found the wreckage of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight, MH370, six weeks after it left Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing on March 8.
The Adelaide-based GeoResonance said yesterday the possible wreckage was found in the Bay of Bengal, 5,000km away from the current search location in the southern Indian Ocean off Perth, with the company beginning its own search on March 10.
GeoResonance’s search covered 2,000,000 sq km of the possible crash zone using images obtained from satellites and aircraft, with company scientists focusing their efforts north of MH370’s last known location. Over 20 technologies were used to analyse the data, including a nuclear reactor.
According to company spokesperson David Pope: “The technology that we use was originally designed to find nuclear warheads and submarines. Our team in Ukraine decided we should try and help.”
Pope said GeoResonance compared their findings with images taken on March 5, three days before MH370 went missing, and did not find what they had detected at the spot.
“The wreckage wasn’t there prior to the disappearance of MH370. We’re not trying to say it definitely is MH370. However, it is a lead we feel should be followed up,” said Pope.
Another GeoResonance spokesperson, Pavel Kursa said several elements found in commercial airliners were detected at the Bay of Bengal spot identified by GeoResonance.
“We identified chemical elements and materials that make up a Boeing 777… these are aluminium, titanium, copper, steel alloys and other materials,” said Kursa in a statement reported by Australian news channel 7News.
Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Star that Malaysia was unaware of the report of the finding.
“We will have to check and verify this report,” he said.
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