MH370 breakthrough: Experts claim to have found the missing plane

Dec 01, 2021
Experts claim to have located missing flight MH370 with new tracking technology. Source: Getty Images.

An aerospace engineer claims he has identified the location of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 using revolutionary new tracking technology.

British expert Richard Godfrey claims the location of the missing plane is 1,933 km West of Perth at a depth of around 4000 metres below the ocean’s surface.

“The prime crash location is at the foot of the Broken Ridge in an area with difficult underwater terrain. There are mountainous outcrops and cliffs, an underwater volcano and a canyon,” he said.

The flight disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport. The search for the missing plane became the most expensive in aviation history. Following a three-year search of 120,000 square kilometres the aircraft has never been found.

MH370 search area.
A three-year search was unable to locate MH370. Source: Getty Images.

In Godfrey’s MH370 GDTAAA WSPRnet Analysis Preliminary Report, released November 30, a technology called weak signal propagation was utilised to track the plane’s final movements. Godfrey describes the technology as “tripwires that work in every direction over the horizon to the other side of the globe” and as planes cross these “tripwires” during their flight path the signal is disrupted.

When this new technology is combined with British Inmarsat satellites, that track plane movements, experts are able to “identify and localise MH370 during its flight path into the Southern Indian Ocean”.

The West Australian Aviation Editor Geoffrey Thomas told Sunrise the newly identified location is “very interesting” given its proximity to a search area identified by the University of Western Australia (UWA).

“It really is more evidence that where UWA said this airplane is, that’s where we have to have another good, hard look,” he said.

Thomas believes that Godfrey’s latest finding will launch a renewed search effort for the doomed flight.

“There are several people who are extremely interested in going back and having a look,” he said.

“I expect that next summer they will launch another search for MH370.”

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