The Australian company GeoResonance believes there's a possibility that the wreckage they have found could be the missing Malaysian Flight 370 aircraft. GeoResonance is not claiming that the aircraft they found on the ocean floor is the missing plane, but it looks to be the wreckage of a commercial airliner, according to CNN News on April 29.
This area is thousands of miles away from the search area where they are looking today. The company has been urging the investigators to take a look at the area where they picked up these images and data about 120 miles south of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. GeoResonance's technology is quite different and it uses data collected rather than just dragging the ocean floor for images, according to CBS News today.
GeoResonance specialty is geophysical surveys. The technology that the company uses helps in finding oil, gas, groundwater, uranium and even diamonds. It has the technology for subsurface exploration and it has shown to be precise. To do this, the company has the technology that allows them to analyze super-weak electromagnetic fields captured by airborne multispectral images.
Knowing that the plane is made of about 70% aluminum, they have used their advanced technology to search for a concentrated area of aluminum. Then once finding the area, the searched for other materials that would make up some of the plane's composition like jet fuel, titanium, copper, steel, iron, nickel and chromium. The object of this search was to find an area were all these materials exist together. The company has found that area and it is in the Bay of Bengal.
Once getting the hit on the aluminum, they went back over area to search for the other elements that the Boeing 777 was made of and they also got a hit on these materials. The materials they found on the ocean floor formed an image. That image was in the shape of a commercial aircraft.
The company has known this existed on the ocean floor for quite sometime, long before the time limit on the missing plane's transponders batteries were due to run out. They have passed this information on to the authorities searching for this plane, but no one appears interested in this information.
GeoResonance have passed this information on to the officials in charge of looking for this ill-fated flight numerous times. Their phone calls and emails to the officials have gone unanswered. This is one of the reasons that GeoResonance has gone public with their claims today.
The people in charge of the missing Malaysian plane search are satisfied that the information they have calculated from the satellite pings picked up from Flight 370 is accurate. This information puts the plane in the Indian Ocean and not the Bay of Bengal.
The day these findings were released publicly by GeoResonance, the Malaysian officials finally listened to a 90-minute presentation by the GeoResonance team. The team explained the way their technology works and offered the search officials the compelling evidence that they have found. Still, the officials continue to insist that their focus will remain in the southern Indian Ocean.
A side note on this debacle: When the plane first went down, there were two possible routes that were considered using the data provided by the satellites. One of those routes put the plane over the Bay of Bengal.
Update: The officials in charge of the Malaysian Flight 370 search are now considering the evidence offered by GeoResonance. They have not made a commitment to search the area, but rather they are taking it under consideration.