Could one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history soon be resolved? It has been more than six years since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from the radar, never to be seen again. The vanishing act has baffled experts, but one team familiar with the search process is now convinced they know where the crash site is.
Where is MH370? Experts believe they’ve found the crash site
Victor Iannello, an engineer and entrepreneur who is CEO of Radiant Physics in Roanoke, Virginia, is one of four experts who has been investigating the mysterious circumstances behind the disappearance of MH370. Despite leading failed searches for the aircraft before, he is now ultra-confident that the wreckage can be located:
- It’s understood that the Malaysia Airlines jet flew 2 700 miles south of Indonesia before crashing into the South Indian Ocean.
- Iannello has suggested the plane will be found near the coordinates of S34.2342 and E93.7875.
- That puts it in line with – but around 1 000 miles away from – the south-west Australian coast.
- Google Maps shows where the proposed crash site could be:
What happened to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight?
A total of 239 people are thought to have died as a result of the MH370 disappearance. Theories ranging from ‘pilot suicide’ to ‘hypoxia’ have surfaced in the years that followed the incident, but no concrete answers have ever been established.
Debris from the aircraft has washed up in Reunion, Mozambique and Madagascar since 2014, but this has revealed very little in the search for the Malaysian Airlines plane. However, Iannello ‘highly rates’ the chances of finding MH370 this time:
“There are better than even odds that the missing passenger plane is within 100 nautical miles of the potential impact site. I won’t speak for the other three authors, but I believe that there is more than a 50% chance that we’ll find the plane here. We now think another search should occur in the recommended search area.”
“Any other area has a much lower probability. Portions of the recommended search area were already searched by GO Phoenix and Ocean Infinity. Other than the portions that were previously searched, some of the data is either missing or of low quality due to the challenging terrain of the seafloor.”