Lost Malaysia Airlines Search Locates 19th Century Shipwreck

mh370dIt’s almost 2 years since the unusual disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. While no planes have been located to date, the Australian branch of the search has unexpecedly located a lost 19th-century shipwreck.

The ship was located on December 19, 2015, lying in the Indian Ocean by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Shortly after they captured some high-resolution sonar images, which have now been released.

With the assistance of the Western Australian Museum, they assessed the ship as either a steel or iron ship from the early 1800s.

This isn’t the first unexpected item located which searching for the MH370 plane. In May of 2015, the ATSB located another shipwreck. Seven months previously they also released footage of a range of underwater volcanoes and canyons.

Authorities are only about 75% complete and while the search continues, they are likely to abandon the search before the end of 2016 unless there is success soon.