Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

3/20/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Area, 1,550 miles from Perth noted for debris in water

The lack of hard, physical evidence from the missing Malaysian passenger plane has hindered search efforts. Now, Australia is investigating two objects seen on satellite images that could potentially be linked to the aircraft.

The anxious, bereaved relatives of the Chinese passengers on board MH370 watched announcements from Australia on monitors set up at the Beijing hotel.

The anxious, bereaved relatives of the Chinese passengers on board MH370 watched announcements from Australia on monitors set up at the Beijing hotel.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/20/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Australia, Malaysian missing jet, debris, satellite images


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Search attempts include a Norwegian ship, as well as planes from Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. The debris was discovered 1,550 miles from Perth. Bad weather conditions hampered their efforts, and the search was called off come nightfall.

Two pieces of wreckage that are possibly from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 - one estima

Two pieces of wreckage that are possibly from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 - one estimated to be 78 feet in size - have been found to the west of Australia, it was announced today. Pictured: Satellite pictures released by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority of the object thought to be related to the search for MH370.


Flight MH370 was carrying 239 people when it disappeared on March 8, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it lost contact with air traffic controllers and disappeared from radar.

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Recovery mission begins: John Young, pictured, of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said at a

Recovery mission begins: John Young, pictured, of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said at an afternoon press conference that one aircraft is already on scene searching the area, and three others were on their way to help with the search.


The possible sighting of debris on satellite images, was described by Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin as a "credible lead." The largest object appeared to be 24 meters in size, but authorities warned they could be unrelated to the plane.

The debris was spotted on satellite imagery and a total of four aircraft have been sent to investiga

The debris was spotted on satellite imagery and a total of four aircraft have been sent to investigate the sighting, some 1553 miles off the coast of Perth.


"The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has received information based on satellite information of objects possibly related to the search," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told parliament.

"Following specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have been identified."

This picture, taken on Thursday morning on board a Royal Australian Air Force Orion plane, shows how

This picture, taken on Thursday morning on board a Royal Australian Air Force Orion plane, shows how very poor visibility is hampering the search.


Two Australian Orion aircraft searching the area on were joined later by aircraft from the U.S. and New Zealand. The authority said the aircraft had covered an area of 14,000 square miles but confirmed that they had found no debris.

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370 gather at a hotel ballro

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370 gather at a hotel ballroom as they wait for a news briefing by the airlines' officials on Thursday.


The search thus far has been fruitless - and most frustrating. ABC News reporter David Wright on the P-8 Poseidon said all the sophisticated plane had spotted was "a freighter and two pods of dolphins."

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Engineer Warrant Officer Ron Day keeping watch for any debris or w

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Engineer Warrant Officer Ron Day keeping watch for any debris or wreckage during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean.


The objects identified in the images were of a "reasonable size", the authority's general manager John Young said. The largest object appeared to be about 78 feet in size, he said.

The anxious, bereaved relatives of the Chinese passengers on board MH370 watched announcements from Australia on monitors set up at the Beijing hotel.

"I don't believe any of this. I think my son is still alive," one relative told BBC reporters.

This map shows the possible routes that Beijing-bound MH370 may have taken after it took off from Ku

This map shows the possible routes that Beijing-bound MH370 may have taken after it took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8. It disappeared from radar contact at 2.14am while heading west, far off course


Whatever the case, everyone believes that the amount of debris close together in the ocean waters is significant and worth pursuing. "If they have a strong feeling or indication that the debris belongs to the aircraft, one of the first things authorities will do is drop sonar buoys in the water," Michael Daniel, a former U.S. Federal Aviation Administration official says.

"If the black box is there, the buoys should be able to pick up the signals. This could take up to 48 hours but it all depends on how near or far the ships and other assets are."

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2015 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for April 2016
Universal:
Small Farmers: That small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor.
Evangelization: African Christians: That Christians in Africa may give witness to love and faith in Jesus Christ amid political-religious conflicts.



Comments


More Asia Pacific

China prepares long-range NUCLEAR WARHEAD in battle for South China Sea Watch

Image of China tested their DF-41 missile (globalsecurity).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

China continues to test the limits of its DF-41 long-range intercontinental ballistic missile as tensions rise between the country and the U.S. over the South China Sea. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to The Free Beacon, Pentagon officials reported the ... continue reading


God's Intervention? Baby girl incredibly survives devastating Japan earthquake Watch

Image of Rescuers discover 8-month-old baby in the rubble of a crumbled building (BBC).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Following a 6.5 magnitude earthquake, nine have been reported dead and over 800 people suffered injuries - but God ensured the safety of one blessed little girl. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to NBC News, an 8-month-old girl was sleeping peacefully when ... continue reading


No more Christmas in Nepal? Watch

Image of Nepal says no more Christmas.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Nepal first recognized Christmas as a national holiday eight years ago, but the 2015 Christmas celebration will be its last. Nepali government officials announced Christmas is no longer recognized as a national holiday, prompting the Christian minority to rise together ... continue reading


'This Christian nursing home is not a place for religious activities': Christians victims of persecution Watch

Image of China destroys thousands of crucifixes to effort to eradicate Christianity (ChinaAid).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

China's government has destroyed over 1,500 crucifixes in Zhejiang province, China as part of a plan to eradicate the Christian communities. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Christianity is spreading across China, leading the communist government to grow upset over ... continue reading


We DON'T know it all! Discovery proves Silk Road reached farther than believed Watch

Image of The Silk Road ended with the arrival of sailing ships and modern transportation, but it's mystique still captures the imagination and intrigues historians who appreciate its impact on the development of modern civilization.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A well-known ancient trade network may have stretched much father than previously believed according to new evidence discovered in Nepal. Chinese-made objects in a 1,600 year-old tomb suggests the Silk Road may have extended south into Nepal. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


'We are horrified at this Easter attack, and the tragic loss of life': Easter bombing kills at least 70 Watch

Image of The Easter bombing in Pakistan shocked the world (AFP).

By Matt Hadro (CNA/EWTN News)

Religious freedom advocates have condemned the Easter Sunday bombing in Pakistan that killed more than 70, while insisting upon reform within the country to prevent future such attacks. Lahore, Pakistan (CNA/EWTN News) -  "We are horrified at this Easter attack, ... continue reading


Garbage mafia may be behind 18-story landfill fire Watch

Image of India's trash crisis has reached new heights (Express).

By Monique Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The people of Mumbai are currently suffering the effects of smoke inhalation after an 18-story-high trash-filled landfill burst into flames. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) -  India's garbage crisis required 100 firemen, twelve fire engines and 8 tankers to ... continue reading


FIND OUT NOW: What do GMOs have to do with farmer suicides? Watch

Image of Indian farmers who fall into too much debt often commit suicide (Vijay Bedi).

By Monique Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

What should you do when farmers are given illegal genetically modified (GM) seeds to sow? Apparently the answer is to purchase the crops at a drastically reduced price to teach the biotech company a lesson while simultaneously forcing farmers into debt-related suicide. ... continue reading


ISIS crawls across Asia as the Filipino government continues to deny the extremist's presence Watch

Image of ISIS continues to influence people across Asia (Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division).

By Monique Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

ISIS propaganda videos continue to draw Muslim converts to the militant extremist group across Asia, including the Philippines and Indonesia. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Since ISIS appeared in the Philippines in December last year, the extremist group has done ... continue reading


16-year-old girl tragically raped, beaten and burned on parent's rooftop Watch

Image of The girl's sister was inconsolable during the funeral (AFP/Getty Images).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A 16-year-old girl was stalked and eventually lured to the terrace of her home one night, where she was brutally attacked beneath the cover of darkness. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Daily Mail, the girl's attacker was a 19-year-old man, who left her ... continue reading


All Asia Pacific News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 16:1-10
1 From there he went to Derbe, and then on to Lystra, where there was a ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 100:1-2, 3, 5
1 [Psalm For thanksgiving] Acclaim Yahweh, all the earth,2 ... Read More

Gospel, John 15:18-21
18 If the world hates you, you must realise that it hated me before it ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for April 30th, 2016 Image

St. Pius V, Pope
April 30: Pope from 1566-1572 and one of the foremost ... Read More