MH370: Search teams think they may be looking in the wrong place amid fresh rumour it may have LANDED
In a dramatic development yesterday, the international rescue team admitted they could be looking in the wrong place by combing the Indian Ocean.
They say there is a possibility that the Boeing 777 could have successfully touched down. And if the massive underwater dragnet to find debris turns up nothing this week, they will shift the search.
An insider from the International Investigation Team said: “We may have to regroup to look into this possibility if no positive results come back in the next few days.
“There is no physical evidence and we are depending on scientific calculations.
“We may have been looking for the plane in the wrong place.”
The news brings fresh agony to the families of the 239 missing passengers and crew who are desperate for answers.
One aircraft expert said: “The thought of the plane landing somewhere is not impossible because we have not found a single bit of debris in the ocean.”
The theory fits with a number of alleged sightings of the Malaysian Airlines plane at the time it vanished from the sky.
Fishermen and villagers living in north-east Malaysia filed official statements telling how they saw or heard a low-flying jet about the same time MH370 lost contact with ground control.
They described a “very loud engine” and headlights beaming like an aircraft about to land.
Until now, investigations have been centred on the plane’s communications satellite equipment, which suggested it probably crashed in the Indian Ocean.
But the technology does not provide definite details of the aircraft’s destination, altitude or speed.
One source told a local newspaper: “A communications satellite is meant for communication… the name is self explanatory. There was no global positioning system following the aircraft as the transponder went off 45 minutes into the flight.”