Mayalsian Gov’t Sat on Critical MH370 Data for Days, ABC News Reports

ABC News has a new report tonight that the Malaysian government sat on information it had about the missing MH370 plane and didn’t inform anyone for five days. The report says that the government was provided satellite data they were searching in the wrong direction almost a week before they ended up shifting focus in the search for the plane.

The B777 went missing on March 8th. Four days later, the Malaysian government had satellite data that pointed to the water near Australia as a “likely spot to find the plane.” And, you’ll recall, the prime minister of Australia said last night that pieces of debris have been located in the water that may have to do with the plane.

The government, however, didn’t share this news until March 15th, and didn’t ask to search the South Indian Ocean until the 17th. So now the question is whether the government intentionally delayed search efforts.

Watch the video below, via ABC News:

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