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Australian Company Says MH370 Is In Bay Of Bengal

GeoResonance says the wreckage could be 3,000 miles from the current search area, but authorities say that's not the case.

Australian Company Says MH370 Is In Bay Of Bengal
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Since it disappeared March 8, an international effort has been mounted to find the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 — with no luck as of yet. But one Australia-based company is now saying it might've located the wreckage more than 3,000 miles away from where crews are currently looking. 

"It is a lead that we feel should be followed up." (Via 7News)

GeoResonance, a geophysical survey company, said in a recent news release they've found wreckage located south of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. 

"The company surveyed over 200km of the possible crash zone using images obtained from satellite and aircraft. ... We identified chemical elements and materials that make up a Boeing triple-7."

CBS put together this map to show the distance between the current search area and Bay of Bengal, where GeoResonance said the plane might be located. CBS adds the company uses its technology to help clients find old warships, aircraft and mineral deposits. 

They added that they're going public with this information now because Malaysian authorities haven't responded to information previously submitted by the company.

So is the GeoResonance on to something? The Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which is coordinating the international search effort, says no. According to The Sydney Morning Herald the JACC says, "The Australian led search is relying on information from satellite and other data to determine the missing aircraft’s location. The location specified by the GeoResonance report is not within the search arc derived from this data."

The GeoResonance release also says the wreckage they found was 1000-1100 meters below the surface of the ocean, something one satellite imaging expert tells CNN isn't technologically possible.

"Im not aware of anything in any level of the spectrum — from aircraft or space — that's going to penetrate a thousand meters down into the ocean." 

Malaysia's transportation minister said the country will work with international partners to verify information from GeoResonance.