The search for the missing Flight 370 has led to the sighting of debris, but this time the floating objects are seen with the naked eye. The debris were spotted by planes flying over the Indian Ocean search grid instead of on satellite images. Up until today, the only sightings of any debris was through outdated satellite images, according to “Fox and Friends First” live on Monday March 24.
Both Chinese and Australian planes have spotted the debris in the water on Monday, reports CBS News on Monday morning. While these objects may be from the ill-fated Flight 370, there's always a chance they won't be. These objects are in another area and believed not to be the same objects spotted by satellite over the weekend.
Experts believe that if Flight 370 did crash into the ocean, large pieces of the plane would not be seen on the surface any more. Any large pieces of a plane, like a wing, would have sunk to the bottom of the ocean after about a week. Objects don't usually remain floating on top of the water for any longer than 10 days. With the rough waves in the search area, even 10 days would be a stretch.
Now that the planes have spotted the debris from the air, ships are headed to the area so they can determine if these debris are part of the Boeing 777 from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. The newly spotted objects give the search for the missing plane and its 239 passengers a “fresh momentum,” suggests USA Today.
The mystery of missing Flight 370 is in its third week and it appears that authorities are no closer to solving this mystery today than they were when the plane dropped off the radar. The latest developments in the disappearance of this plane are not only out coming from the Indian Ocean search, as authorities have a new mystery on land they are probing.
Shortly before takeoff of this flight, the pilot received a cell phone call, on his personal cell phone. The call came in while the plane sat on the tarmac waiting for clearance to takeoff.
Authorities investigating the pilot’s cell phone records found that this was the last call to come in over the pilot’s phone. The phone calling in was registered to a woman, who purchased a prepaid cell phone using a fake ID.
The phone was traced back to a store, where investigators learned that the phone was purchased by a woman. In Malaysia, you have to show ID when purchasing any cell phone, even the prepaid types.
When authorities investigated the name given for that purchase, they found it was fake. This has heightened the concerns that the pilot may have played some part in the disappearance of Flight 370.