Skip to content
Catholic Online SHopping 20% off RE-Grand Opening SALE

RE-Grand Opening
FREE Shipping over $49 (lower 48)

Scientists think they know where MH370 REALLY is based on new research

Search for missing plane is unlikely to resume.

Scientists are hopeful the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 will be renewed following tests that show the plane is likely in a new, smaller search area north of where it was presumed to crash.

Scientists testing the flaperon discovered it floats uniquely, changing the results of their tests.

Scientists testing the flaperon discovered it floats uniquely, changing the results of their tests.

Highlights

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
CALIFORNIA NETWORK (https://www.youtube.com/c/californianetwork)
4/21/2017 (3 months ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: MH370, flaperon, drift, test, search area, new


LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport with 239 souls on board. Thirty minutes later, authorities lost contact with the plane. According to analysis of radar and other records, it is believed MH370 flew an erratic path back across Malaysia, then around the northern end of Indonesia, toward the Nicobar Islands. Finally, the plane turned south and flew on a straight path for nearly eight hours until it ran out of fuel and crashed in the Indian Ocean.

The subsequent search for the plane has become one of the most expensive and frustrating in history. Hundreds of families remain without answers. Conspiracy theories abound. Conflicting eyewitness reports, suspicious circumstances and few concrete pieces of evidence make the disappearance of MH370 one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.


Scientists continue to work on finding the plane, even though search efforts have been abandoned.

Among the new research is a study of how debris floats and how currents can be backtracked to reveal the probable location of a crash.

Months following the crash, a flaperon, which is a piece of the wing that drops to provide added lift during landings, washed up on the shore of Reunion Island in the western Indian Ocean. By tracing the currents backwards from Reunion Island, scientists became confident they were searching for the plane in the correct area.

To confirm their suspicions, scientists even created a replica flaperon and tested it in the water. The tests worked out and confirmed their beliefs. However, nobody studied the actual flaperon until much later. When they did, they found it floated differently than the replica.

New tests with the actual part suggest the plane likely crashed north of the presumed location.

Unfortunately, the search for the missing plane has ended and it is up to the Malaysian government to call for a new search. The expense of the project makes a new search unlikely.

The chief consolation for the world is that as a result of the disaster, several new systems and procedures have been developed, including the means of recovering flight data before planes sink below the water, and better in-flight tracking.

We may never know for sure where MH370 rests or why it crashed. But there is some consolation in knowing such a mystery is less likely to repeat itself thanks to improvements.

---

The California Network is the Next Wave in delivery of information and entertainment on pop culture, social trends, lifestyle, entertainment, news, politics and economics. We are hyper-focused on one audience, YOU, the connected generation. JOIN US AS WE REDEFINE AND REVOLUTIONIZE THE EVER-CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE.


Comments


More Technology

Experts: Everyone will be microchipped by 2067 Watch

Image of Are these RFID chips the Mark of the Beast as foretold in Revelation?

Everyone will be microchipped eventually, according to experts in the tech industry. Many people fear getting microchipped is the Mark of ... continue reading


Scientists one step closer to solving the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy with new map Watch

Image of Dark energy is causing the universe to accelerate as it expands, but nobody knows why.

Researchers have published a new map of the universe's dark matter in what is the largest, most detailed survey of its kind. The research ... continue reading


Mark of the Beast: employers now asking workers to get chipped to cut costs Watch

Image of Are microchip implants the Mark of the Beast?

Has another Biblical prophecy come true? Microchip implants are going mainstream as more companies find they provide an easy and convenient ... continue reading


See the meteor shower named for a saint! Watch

Image of The Perseids occur annually, peaking around August 10.

Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian martyr who was cooked ... continue reading


Is NASA preparing for an alien invasion? Watch

Image of Is NASA preparing for an alien invasion?

A curiously timed series of announcements has people wondering if NASA and the US government are preparing for an alien invasion.  LOS ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.