Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

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A visitor looks out from the viewing gallery as Malaysia Airlines aircraft sit on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Photo: AP
The Malaysian government has released 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.
The data released Tuesday includes 45 pages of complex communications logs between the plane and a satellite belonging to Inmarsat, a British telecommunications company.
 
A Malaysia-led international investigation team used the data to determine the plane crashed somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia.
 
However, three months after the plane disappeared, a massive, multi-nation search in the area has found no trace of the plane. Many families of the 239 people on board want independent analysts to review the data.
 
The plane disappeared without any distress calls on March 8, about half an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. Malaysian officials believe someone with knowledge of flight systems intentionally diverted the jet.
Source: Agencies
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