Satellite phone call attempt data has officials optimistic about #MH370 search


The New York Times reports on the continuing searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight:

Mr. Truss said teams continued to refine the search area almost six months after the plane vanished, noting that data from a failed attempt to contact the plane with a satellite phone had provided some new information.

“After MH370 disappeared from the radar, Malaysia Airlines ground staff sought to make contact with the aircraft using a satellite phone,” Mr. Truss said. “That was unsuccessful. But the detailed research that is being done now has been able to identify or trace that phone call and help to position the aircraft and the direction it was traveling. That has suggested to us that the aircraft may have turned south a little earlier than we had previously expected.”

The flight left Kuala Lumpur on March 8 bound for Beijing.

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