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MH370 : Highly Likely Was On Auto Pilot When It Crashed

MH370More than 100 days passed after Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight went missing. Now, the search authorities admit they have been looking in the wrong place. The search for MH370 has now shifted further south of Indian Ocean where the flight is likely to have gone down. Based on new satellite projections, the Australian-led search operation is focusing on a 60,000 square kilometre area further south in the Indian Ocean. This Boeing 777 was carrying 239 people when it went missing.

Officials expressed their confidence that MH370 was set to autopilot several hours before it missed unidentified waters. Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, said ‘It is highly, highly likely that the aircraft was on autopilot otherwise it could not have followed the orderly path that has been identified through the satellite sightings.’ Australian Transport Safety Bureau said ‘Certainly for its path across the Indian Ocean we are confident that the aircraft was operating on autopilot until it ran out of fuel.’

Warren Truss said the new search area is based on fresh analysis of existing satellite data from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.