US Military Now Say They Believe Missing Malaysian Plane Has Crashed Hundreds Of Miles Away In The Indian Ocean
The U.S. has said it is making moves to launch a search in the Indian Ocean in response to 'new information' about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane which vanished six days ago. A White House spokesman confirmed that authorities were considering the new avenue of exploration, as a Pentagon official revealed that a destroyer from the U.S. Navy had been dispatched for the search. The plans, a development from previous searches in the South China Sea, were beginning to be put in place as a picture emerged of the doomed jet in the sky just a month ago. Today the last picture of the plane also emerged, flying over Polish airspace on February 5 this year. The plane's serial number - 9M-MRO - matches that of the missing MH370 service, though it is not clear which route the plane was flying.
Malaysian authorities expanded their search westward towards India today, and a senior Pentagon official suggested there was 'an indication' the plane came down in the Indian ocean. US officials fear MH370 was captured and flown to mystery location after debris seen at sea is ruled out and new data reveals it was airborne four hours after vanishing. Officials suspect that the plane flew for a total of five hours based on data automatically downloaded from the Boeing 777's Rolls Royce engines and sent back to the ground as part of a routine monitoring program. US counter-terrorism teams are now pursuing the astonishing possibility that the plane and its 239 passengers were diverted to an undisclosed location 'with the intention of using it later for another purpose'. DM.