Amazing development: They managed to find the missing Malaysian Airlines flight
One of aviation’s biggest mysteries may soon be solved: it may become clear where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has gone. Back in March 2014, the Malaysian flight MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board, disappeared. Until now it was not clear what happened, because the wreckage of the plane has not been found to this day, only one or two pieces have been recovered. The authority believed that the plane was deliberately pushed into the Indian Ocean.
The 229-page report, released on Wednesday, said the missing wreckage was located about 1,560 km west of Perth. The new location was calculated according to amateur radio wave propagation. Researchers Richard Godfrey, Dr Hans Coetzee and Professor Simon Maskell used WSPR to discover and track the flight path of the aircraft.
“This technology has been developed over the past three years, and the results provide reliable new evidence,” the researchers concluded. “It is consistent with Boeing (…) and drift analyzes by the University of Western Australia of debris found around the Indian Ocean.”
When an aircraft flies over an amateur radio signal, or WSPR link, it disrupts the signals, the records of which are stored in a global database. The study used 125 such disturbances to track the plane’s path for more than six hours after one of the last radio communications, around 6pm.
Combined with Boeing data, Inmarsat satellites and drift analysis, they show an “important multidisciplinary finding”: a theoretical crash site, he wrote. Pepper.
The researchers found that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean after running out of fuel. But the wreckage of the plane was not found during the intensive searches.