Australia: MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought
August 29, 2014
Published on Aug 29, 2014
By Jethro Mullen
(CNN) -- It's another small sliver of information in the expanse of mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
A failed satellite phone call suggests the missing passenger jet may have turned south slightly earlier than previously thought during its enigmatic journey, Australian authorities said Thursday.
After Flight 370 dropped off radar on March 8, Malaysia Airlines ground staff tried to make contact with the plane using a satellite phone, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said at a news conference in the Australian capital, Canberra.
The attempt was unsuccessful, he said, but subsequent analysis of the failed call has given experts a better idea of the aircraft's position and where it was traveling.
The latest analysis of the available data has put a focus on southern parts of the search area in the Indian Ocean, Truss told reporters.
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