The pictures were taken by Thailand’s only earth observation satellite on Monday but needed several days to process, Mr Anond added. “But we cannot – dare not – confirm they are debris from the plane,” he said.
The search for any sign of the missing plane continued on Thursday, but 11 planes turned back after thunderstorms and gale-force winds stopped in the area. Five ships are staying in the area to try and continue searching, as the international hunt grows more desperate.
Meanwhile analysts have been trying to ascertain where the debris might be in this remote part of the ocean, if it did crash there as expected. A computer model from the University of Western Australia (see below), shows how debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 might have spread across the ocean surface during the days since it disappeared.