Why did MH370 track towards Geraldton before turning due south to nowhere?

November 12, 2021

The new revolutionary analysis of the flight route of M370 by aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has revealed that after leaving a holding pattern, MH370 turned towards Geraldton in Western Australia.

Last week in a sensational development in the search for MH370, Mr. Godfrey discovered that after following the coastline of Sumatra the Boeing 777 was put into a holding pattern 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.

MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, on a flight from KL to Beijing with 239 souls aboard.

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In the latest developments. released today (November 12) Mr. Godfrey has found that “following the 22-minute holding pattern between 19:12 UTC and 19:34 UTC, MH370 headed for the nearest point in Australian air space.

“Four minutes after entering the Melbourne Flight Information Region (FIR) at 20:12 UTC, MH370 turned South-East on a track of 143°T toward Geraldton Airport (YGEL) in Australia.

“MH370 continued on this track toward Geraldton, Australia (below) for 20 minutes. At 20:32 UTC MH370 had flown 1,905 nm and had 2,099 nm fuel remaining plus a small reserve. The distance to Geraldton Airport was 2,038 nm and just within range.”

Mr. Godfrey said that “despite Geraldton Airport (YGEL) being within range, Learmonth Airport (YPLM) being closer, Cocos Island Airport (YPCC) and Christmas Island Airport (YPXM) both being even closer still, MH370 nevertheless turned due south (below) on a track of 180°T at 20:32 UTC.”

Mr. Godfrey also notes that “Emirates flight UAE425 (below) was traversing the southern Indian Ocean from Perth, Australia to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates at the same time.”

He adds that there appears to have been two key changes to the flight plan, firstly to leave the Indonesian holding pattern at 19:34 UTC and head for Australian air space, and secondly to head due south to nowhere at 20:32 UTC.

Mr. Godfrey asks: “What prompted these changes of plan?”

“Was this evidence of a failed negotiation?”

SEE: MH370 holding pattern revelations


Using a set of tools developed by Mr. Godfrey he 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.