The Australia Transport Safety Bureau and Geoscience Australia are now reviewing their data in response to Richard Godfrey’s breakthrough MH370 tracking technology.
Despite the ATSB’s role in the search for MH370 which concluded in 2017 the ATSB new chief commissioner Angus Mitchell has told News Limited that he remained “open-minded” about the new theory.
He told News that the [Godfrey] data was actively being reviewed with tech advances and a public announcement was expected in a fortnight.
“Because it puts the aircraft in an area that we have already searched, I guess me coming in with a due diligence and a new set of eyes, we are taking a review of the data that we hold there and that’s being done in conjunction with Geoscience Australia,” Mr. Mitchell told News Corp Australia and Sky News.
“At the moment, we’re looking at the data that we hold, where Mr. Godfrey’s theory suggests the plane went down,” he said.
“I think that once that theory and the technology that he’s using has gone through that scientific process and has been verified or otherwise, then I think the other questions that remain unanswered, and that (flight path) may well be one of them.”
in 2016 the ATSB searched the location with Go Phoneix where Mr. Godfrey’s tracking indicates it impacted the ocean and anomalies were detected.
In response, the ATSB directed a Chinese search Dong Hai Jiu 101 to recheck the returns but apparently, nothing was found.
In 2018 when the US company Ocean Infinity search for MH370 it was told not to look where the ATSB had searched thus it did not look at Mr. Godfrey’s location.
Mr. Godfrey’s location is just south of the location identified by Professor Chari Pattarachi, head of Oceanography at the University of WA.
It was Pattarachi’s drift modeling that let wreck hunter Blaine Gibson find a large number of pieces of debris from MH370.