An aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has claimed that he is very confident that he has found the exact spot where MH370 crashed, using the revolutionary new tracking techonology.
The missing Malaysian airlines mysteriously vanished without a trace during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014 with 239 people on board.
In a report by 7News, Richard Godfrey said he used a high tech system called weak signal propagation to track the plane’s final movements. He explains that the technology uses radio signals acting like “tripwires” to help him locate the plane which he says lies 13,000ft below the surface of the ocean.
The engineer then combined the new tracking system with satellite communications system data from the plane.
“Together the two systems can be used to detect, identify and localise MH370 during its flight path into the Southern Indian Ocean.” he said.
According to his report, the aircraft crashed about a minute after the final satellite link-up at 8.19 a.m. over the Indian Ocean.
Godfrey said the plane is about 1,200 miles west of Perth, Australia lying at the base of what is known as the Broken Ridge – an underwater plateau with a volcano and ravines in the south-eastern Indian Ocean.
This location was not in the original search area defined by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in 2015, but it is at the northern part of the 2016 extended 120,000sq km search area.
A different search in 2018 by the US run Ocean Infinity missed the location by just 28km.
Godfrey said he was “very confident” he had identified where MH370 is located.
“We have quite a lot of data from the satellite, we have oceanography, drift analysis, we have the performance data from Boeing, and now this new technology.”
“All four align with one particular point in the Indian Ocean.”
Godfrey also said he believes the crash was a “hijacking” and an “act of terrorism” by pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who “decided to divert his aircraft and make it disappear in one of the remotest places in the world.”
Following which, Godfrey said there is now more evidence for University of Western Australia (UWA) to have another good and hard search.
Meanwhile, The West Australian aviation editor Geoffrey Thomas describes this new report as a huge breakthrough and there would likely be a new search for the plane will be launched following the report’s release.
“There are several people who are extremely interested in going back and having a look.”
“I expect that next summer they will launch another search for MH370.”