Asia-Pacific

Mar 17, 2014

The next place to start looking for flight MH370: the beaches of WA

Debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could find its way to Australian beaches. As authorities explore possible terrorism motivations of the pilots, the search map is narrowing in the Indian Ocean.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

It’s a terrible thing to suggest, but surfers and beachcombers in Western Australia need to be on the lookout for debris or other traces from missing flight MH370.

At this stage there is a significant but unconfirmed possibility that the jet carrying 239 persons crashed in the Indian Ocean approximately 1600-1800 kilometres from Perth on the morning of Saturday, March 8.

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6 thoughts on “The next place to start looking for flight MH370: the beaches of WA

  1. john gates

    I was wondering as a layman with aviation defence interest, whether Jindalee was able to help with the Jigsaw. John A Gates, Hamilton Brisbane

  2. AR

    The best hope might be a Malaysian “Batavia Albrohos” but, in this modern day, at least there won’t be any loony religious nutters on board… oh, wait.
    Meanwhile the regime in KL tries to link the tragedy with the only real alternative, Anwar Ibrahim.

  3. Ken Lambert

    John Gates,

    I attended a recent engineering seminar on Jindalee, and it can pick up a metal yacht mast in the Torres Strait.

    If it was looking in the right area, a big metal object in the air such as a commercial flight would be highly visible to Jindalee.

    Assume the data is being well searched now.

  4. adelemajor

    I honestly agree with this guy, it’s the simplest and most logical explanation I’ve seen so far: https://plus.google.com/app/basic/stream/z13cv1gohsmbv5jmy221vrfyiz3vdhbop04

  5. Cassie Bennet

    When all else fails blame the pilots, all bases covered.

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