It has been two years since the disappearance of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, yet uncovering of the secret of its disappearance continues to challenge the world.
The Flight vanished on 8th March of 2014, leading to the International search for the plane, which is believed to have come down on the 7th Arc of the southern Indian Ocean. However, investigators are as far from solving this colossal aviation mystery today, as they were in 2014.
The chief of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, in short (ATSB), Martin Dolan said recently that there was a last-ditch attempt to rework assessments on scenarios of how the plane could have flown before meeting its gruesome end.
The search zone for the flight had been calculated on the basis of the last automatic signal that was sent from the airplane’s engine to a satellite before it disappeared. Debris has been recovered of the FlightMH370 from the shores of the Reunion Island, Mauritius, South Africa and Mauritius.
After the collection of the parts form the right side of the plane, investigators have reason to believe that before crashing, the plane may have changed its course. This might have been done while the aircraft was under the control of a conscious pilot.
According to the ATSB, there are indications that the satellite system had been reset or altered, which they were able to put together from the last signal received from Flight MH370.
This means that there was a power failure, which further emphasizes the possibility of the plane running out of fuel. The signal didn’t indicate location data but the analysis of the time it took for the last signal transmission to reach the satellite and back, lead investigators to conclude that the MH370 was likely to be at the 400-mile Arc.
The bottom line being the investors although are unable to confirm when the plane ran out of fuel, all information taken from the satellite signals received, gives investors reason to believe that the plane made several turns and then flew south for 5 hours straight with little or no deviation.
According to a recent report, investigators are considering whether the aircraft’s engines ran dry of fuel and the plane spiralled into the ocean, travelling approximately 10 nautical miles in a tight spiral.
As there wasn’t any wreckage found at the suspected spot, it gives rise to another possibility, which is that the MH370 aircraft could have started descending earlier than anticipated.
Another scenario which is also probable is that maybe, the plane had changed its course to try an emergency landing at sea. However, all these theories have been dismissed so far by the authorities on grounds of insufficient evidence.
Both Malaysia and China, along with Australia haveruled out the option of extendingthe search for MH370, unless new evidence surfaces. So far, a 4600 miles’ area or a 15000 sq. km patch has been thoroughly scrutinized.
The vessels have searched almost 90% of the area, the search is going to be completed by August, we better hope some new evidence comes to light by that time, or else the governments will be forced to abandon the search.
While the analysts at Boeing are trying to examine and re-examine how the models under autopilot respond to loss of power on one side, initially and then on the other after 15 minutes.
Rolls Royce, the engine manufacturer has stated that the right engine is most likely to have given out first than the left. This is because, the right engine tends to burn more fuel as compared to the left.