As several inquiry groups quickly scour the waters off Indonesia where Airasia Flight 8501 went down, a few ships a couple of thousand kilometers (miles) to the south are quietly looking over an alternate patch of sea for maybe the most scandalous missing plane ever — Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Almost 10 months after the Malaysian air ship vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, not a solitary hint of it has been found, notwithstanding a huge, Australian-drove seek exertion in the remote waters of the southern Indian Ocean.
The area of Flight 8501 was an additionally transient riddle, however no less disastrous: Wreckage and bodies were recouped from the Java Sea on Tuesday, more than two days after air-movement controllers lost contact with the plane, which conveyed 162 travelers and group.
The most recent calamity centered consideration at the end of the day on the frustratingly vain chase for Flight 370. Here is a gander at the most recent in that hunt:
WHERE ARE THEY SEARCHING — AND HOW?
Three boats — two gave by a Dutch builder and one gave by Malaysia — have been tasked with scouring a devastate, 60,000-square-kilometer (23,000-square-mile) territory of the Indian Ocean around 1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles) west of Australia. Two of the boats have been dragging sonar gadgets called towfish through the water around 100 meters (330 feet) over the seabed to chase for the wreckage. The third ship as of late wrapped up the ocean bottom and came back to port in Western Australia a week ago to be fitted with pursuit supplies.
HOW FAR HAVE THEY GOTTEN?
The boats have sought more than 12,000 square kilometers (4,600 square miles) of the ocean bottom or one-fifth of the most astounding need hunt zone. In this way, nothing associated with Flight 370 has been found.
Shouldn’t something be said about FLOATING DEBRIS?
Authorities accept any wreckage that may have been drifting has since a long time ago sunk. Still, they did ask Indonesian dominant presences in August to look out for any garbage that may have floated to the island country’s shores.
To what extent WILL IT TAKE TO FINISH THE SEARCH?
It depends. In the event that there are no major defers because of awful climate or issues with the gear (and there have as of now been some discontinuous supplies issues), the hunt is relied upon to be finished by May. Else, it could drag well past that.
SO WHAT DO OFFICIALS THINK HAPPENED?
There are a million hypotheses. Anyway the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is driving the inquiry exertion and has dissected transmissions between the airplane and a satellite, is taking a shot at the suspicion that the plane was flying on autopilot when it used up fuel and collided with the sea. Malaysian authorities heading up the examination have long ago said they accept the plane was deliberately occupied by somebody ready for, its interchanges frameworks purposefully debilitated.