It has been over two months since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared. An extensive search has been carried out by multiple countries using both civil and military resources to track down the plane. Unfortunately they haven’t been able to locate the plane or assuming that it crashed into the ocean, any debris. Malaysian authorities were criticized for not revealing satellite data and they’ve finally given in to the pressure. MH370 satellite data has now been released to the public.
It comes as part and parcel of a 47-page document published today by authorities that includes communication logs between the ill-fated plane and Inmarsat, a satellite system owned by a British firm.
Even though it doesn’t paint the entire picture a note at the beginning of the document reads that it is “intended to provide a readable summary of the data communication logs.” This data has already been used by an international team of experts who concluded after studying radar data, engine performance calculations and other information that the plane had ended up in a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean.
There have been repeated calls from several families of the passengers’ that they’re not satisfied with the way things have been handled by the authorities and that they want an independent analysis. The search for the missing aircraft will soon be opened up to private contractors, who will also comb through the MH370 satellite data to find any clues that they others might have missed.