The Australian government announced this Thursday it will begin a new search operation of the Malaysia Airlines plane, disappeared last March, after a further analysis of satellite data.
“The new priority area continues focusing to where the plane last reported with the satellite. Now we are focusing our search further south along an arc that is based on these calculations,” said Warren Truss, deputy Prime Minister of Australia, at a press conference.
He also reported that investigators believe the plane was on autopilot mode at the time of the incident, on March 8th.
The aircraft, with 239 passengers on board, disappeared on the route that covered Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.