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Survey company says possible 'wreckage of commercial airliner' found

The Malaysian government confirmed Tuesday it is investigating an Australian company’s claim it found metals in the approximate shape of an aircraft in the Bay of Bengal near Bangladesh.
By Ed Adamczyk   |   April 29, 2014 at 2:41 PM   |   Comments

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PERTH, Australia, April 29 (UPI) -- The Malaysian government confirmed Tuesday it is investigating an Australian company’s claim it found metals in the approximate shape of an aircraft in the Bay of Bengal.

The land and sea survey company GeoResonance, which uses proprietary technology to scan vast areas for mineral deposits, said it found material “believed to be the wreckage of a commercial airliner” about 100 miles south of Bangladesh in the northern Bay of Bengal, thousands of miles from where the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is being conducted.

A map, from GeoResource, shows an outline of mineral deposits in the approximate shape of an aircraft.

An unidentified U.S. official said they were “very skeptical” of the claim, though admitting an investigation into the alleged find is still in its early stages.

There have been many false leads in the search for the aircraft that disappeared from commercial radar near Manila on Mar. 8.

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