MH370 Search Could End By May

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), which is leading the search for the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines’ flight MH370, has confirmed that it is likely to finish completing its survey of the “priority zone” by next May, weather permitting.

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), which is leading the search for the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines’ flight MH370, has confirmed that it is likely to finish completing its survey of the “priority zone” by next May, weather permitting.

The JACC has already surveyed 200,000km2 of the Indian Ocean, with two of its ships returning to port since the beginning of December.

The news came as Australian website AirlineRatings.com published claims that the search for the missing 777 was delayed as a result of the Malaysian authorities rejecting advice from satellite company Inmarsat that it had tracking data relating to the aircraft.

According to the website, Inmarsat approached the Malaysian authorities within 24 hours of MH370 going missing on March 8, but that “they didn’t want to know”.

TAGS: Asia Pacific
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