The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 : Updates
Thank you for reading my book. I hope you found the information in it useful.
Updates will be collected here as they happen.
31 July 2015
Debris believed to be from 9M-MRO has been discovered on the island of La Reunion.
12 July 2015
The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now available as a free book. I considered a further update but there has been so little new information and I’m loathe to attempt to write the detail of the search so far, as it is not a subject I have a background in.
I am discussing the possibility of a new book with more technical detail for those readers who wish to know more.
27 February 2015
New York Magazine posted an article by Jeff Wise giving an alternate explanation for the location of MH370: How Crazy Am I to Think I Know Where MH370 Is? — NYMag
I analysed the details of his theory and found it to have some pretty serious holes: Fear of Landing – Pretty Crazy Actually: Debunking the Latest MH370 Solution
26 June 2014
Today an updated version of the book was published to the publication sites for The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Version 1.1 has had a general edit to clean up textual errors and for better flow in addition to the following major changes:
- Minor revision to initial information offered by the Malaysian Government and military statements regarding primary radar sighting
- Expected changes to “black box” technology including the Inmarsat free global airline tracking service
- New section under theories available in draft format online for easy reference: Remote Control Boeing
- Updated with current details of the situation and future plans
Not included in this update is today’s release by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau:
This announcement includes a detailed ATSB report, MH370 – Definition of Underwater Search Areas, which discusses details of the flight and the satellite data being used to recreate the flight path of Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
14 June 2014
The updated release of the book is almost done but if you can’t wait, here’s the new theory to be included: Remote Control Boeing.
29 May 2014
The pings heard were probably not from the aircraft. The search area has been expanded to a much larger section of the Indian Ocean.
The search area in the Indian Ocean that recovery teams have been scouring for more than a month is probably not the final resting place of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, the Australian task force in charge of the operation said Thursday.
27 May 2014
The Malaysian government have released the Inmarsat satellite date from Malaysian Airlines flight 370.
Here is a copy of the pdf file on the Malaysian server: “MH270 Data Communications Logs”
20 May 2014
Malaysia’s Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, under scrutiny over the way the country handled the matter, told ABC1’s Four Corners that military planes were not sent to check on an unidentified plane which appeared on their radar.
The Malaysian Civil Aviation Authority called the military asking them to keep an eye on the plane but the military allowed the plane to just disappear after deciding it was not hostile.
MH370 flew almost directly over the Malaysian military air base located on the island of Penang but that it appeared nothing was done.
“It was commercial, it was in our air space, we were not at war with anybody,” Mr Hussein said.
When questioned further about the lack of military intervention he said: “If we are going to send it [jets] up, are you going to say we were going to shoot it down?”
12 May 2014
In advance of the conference on aircraft tracking being hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal on Monday 12th May, Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications safety services, today confirmed that it has proposed to ICAO a free global airline tracking service over the Inmarsat network, as part of the anticipated adoption of further aviation safety service measures by the world’s airlines following the loss of flight MH370. This service is being offered to all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft, which are already equipped with an Inmarsat satellite connection, virtually 100 per cent of the world’s long haul commercial fleet.
06 May 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today announced new proposals for flight recorders and underwater locating devices which aim at facilitating the recovery of an aircraft and of its flight recorders in the unfortunate eventuality of an accident.
The new EASA requirements include the extension of the transmission time of underwater locating devices (ULD) fitted on flight recorders from 30 days to 90 days. EASA also proposes to equip large aeroplanes overflying oceans with a new type of ULD that have longer locating range than the current flight recorders ULDs. Alternatively, aircraft may be equipped with a means to determine the location of an accident within 6 Nautical Miles accuracy. In addition, the minimum recording duration of Cockpit Voice Recorders installed on new large aeroplanes should be increased to 20 hours from two 2 hours today.
Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director said: “The tragic flight of Malaysia Airlines MH370 demonstrates that safety can never be taken for granted. The proposed changes are expected to increase safety by facilitating the recovery of information by safety investigation authorities”.
These new requirements are included in an EASA Opinion and, when adopted by the European Commission, will apply to the operation of aeroplanes and helicopters registered in an EASA Member State.
01 May 2014
Here is the full list of documents released on the 1st of May by the Malaysian investigation team:
- ATC Delivery
- KL Ground
- KL Tower
- KL Approach
- KL Radar
- Actions taken between 0138 and 0614
- Cargo Manifest and Airway Bill
- Preliminary Report
- Seating plan
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