It is time for the facts and nothing but the facts on the location of MH370.
For seven long years, the relatives of those 239 lost have been subjected to a tsunami of misinformation and endless conspiracy theories not to mention an incredible 130 books written about the disappearance of the Boeing 777 on March 8, 2014, on a flight from KL to Beijing.
Now it is time for hard facts, backed by science, not fantasy and bizarre speculation that is as stupid as it is cruel to the relatives.
According to one of the leading researchers into the disappearance of MH370 aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey, there have been 118 major academic research papers and articles on MH370 since the disappearance.
- 39 relating to oceanography, drift analysis, and debris tracking.
- 16 related to improving safety.
- 16 related to improving communication in search and recovery operations.
- 10 covered global satellite tracking of aircraft.
- Three related to satellite imagery and detecting aircraft.
- Two related to radar technology.
- Two covered acoustic or sound wave detection in water.
- And none related to WSPR, HF Radio or Over-The-Horizon-Radar technology.
- Altogether 34 items of debris found that were confirmed or likely from MH370.
Mr. Godfrey has written 1,472 documents on the MH370 search and related subjects, mostly on satellite and drift analysis. There are many more documents from other independent analysts. Here is a chronology of major MH370 events.
All the satellite, drift, and WSPR analysis point to one and only one location – the Southern Indian Ocean a fact known on March 9, 2014, through Inmarsat.
The area circled in red below is the location of MH370 according to all the science.
The massive body of work conducted by independent analysts is quite extraordinary and the first time that independent analysts have been publicly acknowledged for their contribution in an official report.
On page 120 of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s The Operational Search for MH370 of October 3, 2017, it states:
“The ATSB acknowledges the extensive contributions that many individuals and groups have made during the underwater search for MH370. Many contributors have provided credible, alternate, and independent approaches and analyses of the limited data available. In particular, the ‘MH370 Independent Group’ comprised of scientists, researchers, and individuals who have cooperated across continents to advance the search for MH370. The ATSB is grateful for their work collectively and individually including Duncan Steel, Mike Exner, Victor Iannello, Don Thompson, and Richard Godfrey.”
Here is the known flight path of MH370 based on Radar, ACARS, ADS-B, and Satellite data.