Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search Update: New Information Surfaces, Gives ‘Better Idea Of Where The Jet Was Positioned And Travelling'

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By jaskiran kaur | August 29, 2014 1:31 AM EST

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues to baffle the world and the investigators. Some new details have surfaced revealing possible significant information about the dissappeared jet.

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A boy looks at a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft (foreground) on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur June 27, 2014. The passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, a new report released by Australian officials on Thursday said.

CNN reports data from "failed satellite phone call suggests Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought," revealed Australia's Deputy Prime Ministr Warren Truss on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014. Missing Boeing 777 lost all contacts with radars and vanished soon after it took off from Kuala Lumpur airport. The Beijing-bound flight was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members.

Even after five months of disappearance and extensive global effort, no traces or debris related to MH370 has been found. On March 24, however, the Malaysian government announced MH370 ended in southern Indian Ocean killing all its passengers. But the government and other associates remain determined to find the plane and resolve the mystery.

The search zone of missing jetliner, however, remains unchanged in the wake of the latest information about the flight's course on the night of its disappearance. The satellite phone that reportedly revealed the information was used to make contact with the flight MH370 after it went off the air traffic controllers' radars.

Truss informed that all the attempts made to reestablish the contact with the aircraft were "unsuccessful." But he ensures that the call records have provided the investigators "better idea of the aircraft's position and where it was travelling" on the night of the tragedy.

Meanwhile, the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues. The Dutch Vessel Fugro Equator and the Chinese Vessel Zhu Kezhen will be deployed in the ocean when the search resumes in the end of Sept. BBC reported that the next phase of MH370 search mission is going to be "very challenging in places" due to the "extremely rugged" seafloor.

Furthermore, Malaysia and Australia have signed a MOU to collaborate in the quest of MH370. Malaysia declared that searching missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remains government's top priority mission.

For more information and updates on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, read below:

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A boy looks at a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft (foreground) on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur June 27, 2014. The passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, a new report released by Australian officials on Thursday said.
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