According to the Australian scientists, some fresh evidence suggests that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is most likely located to the north of the actual search zone. According to the BBC, That location is an area of approximately 25,000 sq km (9,700 sq miles) lying north of the earlier search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation news reported that the new area is twice the size of greater Sydney. Dr David Griffin, from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), said: “Testing an actual flaperon [wing part] has added an extra level of assurance to the findings from our earlier drift modelling work.
Dr Griffin further added: “We’ve found that an actual flaperon goes about 20 degrees to the left, and faster than the replicas, as we thought it might. “The arrival of MH370’s flaperon at La Reunion in July 2015 now makes perfect sense.”
Australia’s Transport Minister Darren Chester said: “Malaysia is the lead investigator and any future requests in relation to searching for MH370 would be considered by Australia, at that time.”
Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was disappeared on 8 March 2014 with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Beijing Capital International Airport in China.
Malaysia established the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate the incident, working with foreign aviation authorities and experts. Malaysia has stated that a final report on Flight 370 will be released by the end of 2017.