A NEW search for missing plane MH370 could be the last hope of uncovering the doomed flight in the Indian Ocean, an expert has revealed.
British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has narrowed down what he believes is the plane’s near-exact location – and next year new robotic scanners will be ready to scan the area.
On the 8th anniversary of MH370’s disappearance, marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has announced that a new search for the mysterious wreck will begin in early 2023.
With brand new technology that can dive deeper than ever and a more specific search area, the company, with the help of Mr. Godfrey, will attempt to find the final resting place of the Boeing 777.
Since the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board disappeared from radar screens on March 8, 2014, conflicting theories about the plane’s disappearance have surfaced.
It was one of the most enduring mysteries in the world.
The official story goes that the plane made a dramatic U-turn less than an hour after its scheduled flight in 2014 – before crashing into the Indian Ocean.
In an exclusive chat with the Sun, British aerospace engineer Richard revealed how his survey helped Ocean Infinity narrow its search area to an area known as Broken Ridge.
Using evidence collected over the past eight years, Richard has located the crash site at 33,177°S 95,300°E and narrowed the search area to just 115 square miles.
Ocean Infinity will use newly built “state of the art” autonomous robotic vessels to fly over the area – measuring 88 nautical miles and 183 nautical miles wide.
The 5,600-square-foot section of seafloor was part of a larger search area covered by Ocean Infinity in 2018 using older robotic technology that found nothing.
But Richard thinks the wreck may have been overlooked or buried under sediment kicked up by underwater volcanoes.
Experts believe the deep dive could uncover the wreck within weeks of the search – and finally solve the lingering mystery.
Speaking exclusively to the Sun, Richard said: “Ocean Infinity has developed a new technology that always represents a significant advance.
“It’s a much smaller area, it allows them to be more efficient, it allows them to go back and forth as much as they want.
“It should still only be a few weeks, there’s a general feeling it will be the last as we return for another search.
I hope MH370 is found. The question is when and who will conduct the search. I think Ocean Infinity is best placed to find the wreck
“That they leave no stone unturned and work very hard because we won’t get a second chance.
“I am confident that MH370 will be found. The question is when and who will conduct the search. I think Ocean Infinity is best placed to find the wreck.”
Richard says the CEO of Ocean Infinity will now meet with the Malaysian transport minister in the coming weeks to present his proposal.
The company will offer the Malaysian government a “no find, no fee” deal unless the wreck is discovered.
If found, the price of recovering the plane on behalf of the country will be $70 million, according to Richard.
He added: “You can search without permission, but you cannot salvage the wreck without permission.
“They have a tripartite agreement with China, which seems very reluctant to do anything about it, even though the majority of passengers on board were Chinese.
“There were quite a few Australians on board so Australia has always been very generous in terms of funding and supporting searches.
“Other parties may also be interested in a search, but it would be helpful if Malaysia gave us the rest of the data they have been withholding so far.”
“I get the impression there are some people who don’t want MH370 found, there might be something about the flight, maybe something in the cargo that might still be in the wreck that they don’t want to find.
“…In my view MH370 has been found and this mystery solved, not only for the affected families who need to be closed, but also for the flying public.
HUNT FOR JET
“Tens of millions of us get on a plane every day and people need to be sure that something like this won’t happen again.”
Last year, Richard revealed how he used new tracking technology called WSPR to solve one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history.
The system uses radio signals, which act like “tripwires,” and has helped him locate the jet, which he says is 13,000 feet below the ocean’s surface.
He explains that the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) is like having “a bunch of tripwires that work in all directions across the horizon to the other side of the globe.”
Godfrey says the plane is at the foot of the so-called Broken Ridge — an underwater plateau with a volcano and canyons in the southeastern Indian Ocean.
The Briton believes pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah committed an “act of terrorism” less than an hour into the flight, making a dramatic U-turn to hijack the plane.
He suggests that Captain Zaharie had a “political motive” for taking the entire plane hostage after holding the jet on hold for 22 minutes.
Zaharie is known to have pre-planned his strange route on a flight simulator found at his home – fueling the theory that the disappearance was premeditated.
Richard said: “It is my current understanding that the captain hijacked and diverted his own aircraft.”
“Maybe somehow this negotiation went wrong and he ends up flying to the most remote part of the southern Indian Ocean.”
The Malaysian military authorities only fuel such theories by refusing to release military radar data.
But investigative journalist Florence de Changy claims the US tried to intercept the shipment using signal jamming technology – resulting in 239 passengers disappearing.
In her book “The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370” she describes the theories she has developed in seven years of intensive research.
She believes the MH370 was transporting a shipment of “electronic equipment” to China, which the US did not approve of.
The book claims it was shot down after a failed attempt to divert its course, and the matter has been feverishly covered up ever since.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/5589123/mh370-search-jet-robot-scanners/ I’m an MH370 expert – I know exactly where the jet crashed and I’m 100% sure that new robotic scanners will finally solve mysteries