Did you finally find the missing Malaysia Airlines plane?


The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines’ flight with 239 passengers and crew is one of the largest aviation mysteries in the world.

However, a British aeronautical engineer who has been working on the disaster for over a year believes he has calculated where the MH370 crashed.

Richard Godfrey believes that the Boeing 777 crashed into the Indian Ocean 2,000 kilometers west of Perth, Western Australia.

The aircraft disappeared from the radar during the flight in March 2014.

“We will be able to close relatives and answer the flying masses and the aviation industry about what happened with the MH370 and how to prevent it in the future,” Godfrey told the BBC. Told.

He combined different datasets that were previously held in separate domains to fit this new location in the South Indian Ocean.

Godfrey said this was a “complex exercise”, but previously there was a lack of multidisciplinary lateral thinking to put it together.

“No one has ever had the idea of ​​combining Inmarsat satellite data, Boeing performance data, oceanographic floating debris drift data, and WSPR net data,” he said.

“We’ve been working with the team for a year now, and we’re pretty much testing this new idea, and we’re confident that it’s applicable to the MH370,” Godfrey said.

The exact points determined by the data calculation are about 33 degrees south and 95 degrees east of the Indian Ocean.

Two extensive searches of MH370 in the Indian Ocean have not led to any conclusions.

Searching can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and family members want to find a loved one, but the cost is enormous.

“Concrete evidence”

Grace Nathan lost her mother Anne in the crash.

“It was a really ongoing nightmare. There is no end. We just seem to be in a circle and hitting brick walls one after another.

“We have long hoped that something new, a new breakthrough, a new one that guarantees to resume the search, and at least where the search will take place, will be more accurate and increase the probability of the search. I was on an airplane, “she told the BBC.

Nathan, a criminal defense attorney in Kuala Lumpur, wants aviation professionals who can understand the science and physics behind the place and test the theory to test new data.

She states: “We welcome all new findings, especially if they are based on tangible evidence. In this case, they are based on tangible evidence. They can be calculated. Backup, not just based on Google images. Did.”

Previous searches on the MH370 were difficult due to the size of the search area.

Godfrey said: “We have searched an area as large as 120,000 square kilometers, but we are not looking for needles in the haystacks. We are looking for microscopic ones in the haystacks. It is very difficult.”

4,000 meters deep

The engineer’s new suggestion is a 40 nautical mile circular radius, much smaller than the previous search.

“The wreckage can be behind a cliff or in a submarine canyon,” he said. “And you probably need three or four passes before you start picking things up,” he added, as the wreckage could be as deep as 4,000 meters.

Over 30 aircraft debris have been launched on African coastal beaches and islands in the Indian Ocean.

In 2009, Godfrey was scheduled to be a passenger on Air France 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, but due to work plans he had to stay in Brazil.

The flight never arrived at its destination and was lost in the Atlantic Ocean. From this point on, he became interested in the lost flights at sea and finding them.

Godfrey is a founding member of the MH370 Independent Group and an engineer involved in the construction of aircraft’s automatic landing and autopilot systems.

He states: “I’ve done a lot of work on information systems and processing large amounts of data. This is important for this analysis. There is a huge amount of data to filter through needles in haystacks. . “

David Gleave is a Principal Investigator at Aviation Safety Consultants. He has been working on plane crashes and disappearances for decades.

Greaves hopes there will be new searches, saying: With other theories. “

The timing and start of another search depends on the availability of specially designed equipment and sea conditions.

Consistent evidence

He states: “Realistically, I want to go to the Antarctic Ocean. This is coming soon. The search will start quite a bit, as we can’t put together the assets, and will resume in 12 months. May be the site in a short period of time.

“But I think the Chinese may be responsible for finding the victims, or private companies may search with the help of insurance companies,” he said.

Police will inspect plane debris found on the beach of Saint-André on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, France, on July 29, 2015.

French gendarmerie and police inspect large debris of plane debris found on La Reunion, an island in the Indian Ocean, France

The MH370 had 122 Chinese on board, leaving Kuala Lumpur but not arriving at its destination, Beijing.

The extinction led to a huge number of theories about what happened. One theory is that it was a “pilot hijacking” in which the pilot took control and disabled radar technology before turning over the Gulf of Thailand and heading west.

Mr. Greaves said: “If you choose to hide the plane in the South Indian Ocean, make sure it is beyond the range of the Australian search and rescue team’s aircraft and further west of the standard flight path. This identified location is , Consistent with that theory. “

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s (ATSB) involvement in the underwater exploration of the MH370 ended in October 2017.

It told the BBC: “ATSB is not involved in modern efforts to establish the position of the aircraft.

“The decision to resume the search for an aircraft will be a matter for the Malaysian government as a registered status of the aircraft.”

The Malaysian and Chinese governments are being asked to respond.

Grace Nathan said: “The discovery of this plane is for the benefit of global aviation safety and can prevent this from happening in the future.

“It goes beyond the need for our closure.”