Judge Norsharidah Awang sentenced 34-year-old mechanic Basheer Ahmad following his conviction last Wednesday.
The debris field appeared to be man-made, but wasn’t typical of an aircraft. Still, crews sent down a camera to be sure.
“We are confident we have the best search equipment … if the plane is in the area we will find it.,” said Warren Truss.
“I do reassure the families of our hope and expectation that the ongoing search will succeed,” Abbott told parliament.
The trial is expected to use satellite-based positioning technology already on board 90 percent of long-haul aircraft.
Malaysia is reeling from the second tragedy to hit its national airline in less than five months.
Relatives of the missing people cannot move on from the mysterious March 8 disappearance of MH 370.
It’s not a Hollywood production, but a movie about the Malaysian plane tragedy is in the works and should be in theaters by fall.
Soon after the takeoff, Flight 370 had disappeared.
More satellite images have given searchers the latest clues in the hunt for the downed Malaysian jetliner.
The search area for the plane initially focused on the South China Sea, where ships and planes spent a week searching.