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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: UK satellite firm releases data

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:14

Zee Media Bureau/Yamini Maggo

Kuala Lumpur: Under pressure for greater transparency from families of those lost aboard Malaysia Flight 370, data collected by a British satellite company tracking the last known movements of the missing plane was made public on Tuesday.

Malaysia`s Department of Civil Aviation and British satellite firm Inmarsat today released 47-page document of raw satellite data to determine the path of missing flight MH370.

A team of international experts are working hard on a large set of data which include the satellite signals- called "handshakes" and other information. But so far they found no wreckage and are not giving any official statement of the whereabouts of missing MH370.

According to recent reports, released Inmarsat data log consists of 14 pieces of data from seven "handshakes," or pairs of numbers, between the aircraft and the satellite.

The Boeing 777 with 239 passengers and crew disappeared on March 8 during a scheduled service between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, and is believed to have gone down in the Indian Ocean, off western Australia.

First Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:58
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