Sensational MH370 Debris: Questions & Answers

December 22, 2022

The new sensational piece of MH370 debris uncovered by Blaine Gibson and the subject of a report from Mr Gibson and aeronautical engineer Richard Godfrey has raised questions which have now been answered in the new paper released today.

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Here is the original report:

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In the conclusion Mr Godrey and Mr Gibson say;

“We remain convinced that the new discovery is almost certain to be a floating debris item from the crash of MH370. It is likely to be the remnants of a movable wing component in the vicinity of the engines. The force of the puncture damage has not been seen on any other of the 36 floating debris items found from MH370 and handed to the authorities for analysis.

“One aircraft component that is a moving part in the vicinity of the engine and in an exposed position, when opened, is the main landing gear trunnion door. The direction of the puncture damage means that it is more likely that the landing gear was extended than retracted. In our report, we stated: “the landing gear was highly likely extended on impact, which in turn supports the conclusion that there was an active pilot until the end of the flight.”

“Until corroborating evidence comes to light, we have decided to remove the word “highly”. We now conclude “the landing gear was likely extended on impact, which in turn supports the conclusion that there was an active pilot until the end of the flight.”

“The active pilot did not follow the normal procedure, as successfully applied by Captain Sullenberger on flight US Airways 1549, in his emergency landing on the Hudson River, to extend the flaps but keep the undercarriage retracted in the up position.

“The ATSB concludes in their analysis of the MH370 Outboard Flap that the flaps were not extended. If the undercarriage of MH370 was lowered, then it begs the question of why the normal procedure was not followed. Obviously, if an active pilot did not care about the safety of the aircraft or the resulting damage, then this procedural question is of no significance.

“The final conclusion in our report remains unchanged as follows: “The recovered 370 floating debris speaks to how the plane crashed, and the oceanographic drift analysis speaks to where. Neither can tell us who was flying the aircraft or why.”

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