New Malaysian MH370 Investigation Team Appointed by Government
In order “…to evaluate, investigate and determine the actual cause of the accident so similar accidents could be avoided in the future” an international team has been appointed by the government of Malaysia to investigate MH370.
Australia reports debris washing ashore that may be connected to the crash. If the debris proves to be from the plane, ocean patterns may be studied to help establish positioning. If the debris is related, it will be the first hard evidence found.
The current search focuses in a 10-kilometer radius of the area of pings sourced, it is believed, from MH370’s black boxes before the ping batteries ran out.
Poor weather conditions have curtailed air searches, although ships have continued.
The position of Malaysian authorities is that the plane was deliberately diverted, but mechanical failure has not been ruled out.