In a sensational new development in the search for MH370, aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has discovered the pilot put the Boeing 777 into a zigzag flight path as he flew south.
This revelation is one of many, including the 777 being put into a holding pattern off the coast of Sumatra for 22 minutes before proceeding south.
Mr. Godfrey is using a revolutionary new tracking technology called WSPRnet to track MH370 which it is hoped will lead to a new search.
Using a new set of tools Mr. Godfrey says he is “able to detect and track aircraft anywhere in the globe and at any time currently or historically going back as far as 2009.”
This system has been undergoing a number of tests that have been set up by an ex-Qantas Captain Mike Glynn and adjudicated by AirlineRatings.com which have been very successful.
In his latest update, Mr. Godfrey says the MH370 flight path was due south from 20:32 UTC until 21:54 UTC.
“The speed was aligned initially to the Long-Range Cruise (LRC), then later to the Maximum Range Cruise (MRC) autothrottle speed schedule and then even later back to LRC,” Mr Godfrey said.
“Then at 21:54 UTC MH370 turned South East on to track 163.3 °”
“At the same time, MH370 accelerated to the maximum cruise speed at FL360 at Mach 0.866 and a Ground Speed of 505.8 knots.”
“This is again evidence of an active pilot,” Mr. Godfrey said.
“A continuation along this track with an initial bearing of 163.3 °T would lead you eventually very close to the Zaharie Shah Home Flight Simulator end point of 45.0852°S 104.1455°E.”
“At 22:26 UTC MH370 turned South West again on to a track of 213.8°T.”
“By pure coincidence, the 777 tracks South West parallel to the 5th Arc with a small offset and the position of the 777 at 22:41:22 UTC exactly matches the Inmarsat Satellite BTO and BFO data,” Mr. Godfrey said.