Further evidence Malaysia flight crashed in Indian Ocean
Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s acting transport minister, says that satellite data confirming that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean included a final electronic signal that is still being investigated.
Meanwhile, the search for debris in a remote and storm ravaged part of the ocean continues today.
“There is evidence of a partial handshake between the aircraft and ground station at 0019 UTC (GMT),” Hishammuddin said at a press conference. “At this time, this transmission is not understood and is subject to further ongoing work.”
The country’s prime minister, Najib Razak, said on Sunday that satellite-data analysis by the British company Inmarsat showed that the flight had crashed thousands in the southern Indian Ocean. Preliminary analysis of the satellite “pings” had been less specific.
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