Fresh reports from French investigators suggest that the pilot of Malaysian Airlines MH370 was in control of the plane until the end, fueling speculation that the plane was crashed into the sea on purpose.
Recap: What Really Happened to Malaysia Airlines MH370?
5 years on from the fateful night on March 2014 when the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished mid-air, a new revelation has raised eyebrows.
New data has fueled speculation of suicidal intent of the Malaysian Airline pilot on the plane which claimed 239 lives.
Investigators from France, which is the only country in the world still in the midst of an inquiry on the doomed plane, has stumbled upon shocking data. The new data has fueled speculation of a suicidal intent of the Malaysian Airline flight crew on the plane which claimed 239 lives.
As per the latest report, it has been revealed by French investigators that the pilot of MH370 was in control of the plane right “until the end”. This has led many to suspect that the pilot crashed the plane into the sea on purpose. The shocking view puts the Airplane’s cause of accident as ‘murder-suicide’.
What led to the new revelations?
The scepticism based on data from Boeing comes after a new account of the accident suggested that the pilot in charge of MH370 may have been suffering from clinical depression. This is suspected to have induced him to first suffocate the passengers with lack of oxygen and consequently drive the Boeing 777 at his command into the sea.
However, the Malaysian government, which owns the state-run Malaysian Airlines, has consistently rejected any claims of pilot error or involvement in the vanishing of the plane – which remains one of the greatest mysteries in the history of commercial aviation.
Latest 495-page report suggests the plane’s controls may have been ‘deliberately manipulated to take it off course’.
In the latest official 495-page report from investigators, it was suggested that the plane’s controls may have been ‘deliberately manipulated to take it off course’.
Why France is still investigating the issue?
The reason France continues to investigate is linked to the death of three French citizens – a mother and two children. Ghyslain Wattrelos, husband and father of the deceased French passengers is raising flags which have led to continued investigation.
Boeing finally granted investigators access to vital flight data in May at its Seattle headquarters. As per Wattrelos’ cousel, it will take almost a year to go through the data. Counsel Marie Dosé also said that “nothing permits us to say the pilot was involved.”
But report cited from French investigation points out to strong evidence that “someone was behind the control stick when the plane broke up in the Indian Ocean”. A source close to the inquiry revealed that someone was flying the plane ‘until the end’.
Reports from French investigators suggest that “someone was behind the control stick when the plane broke up in the Indian Ocean”.
Why the speculation?
As per a source, “Certain abnormal turns made by the 777 can only have been carried out manually. Someone was in control.” Scientists also claim to have identified a potential crash site through a mathematical analysis of how the debris moved in the ocean.
This was done by an international team of researchers, which used a model called Markov chain models to narrow down on a location, which is far north of the region where the immediate search and rescue efforts concentrated in 2014.
After years of study and search, only a handful of debris confirmed to have been from MH370 have been found.
The study used data from the Global Drifters Program which uses satellites to track ocean’s currents, waves and wind effects on circular buoys and their trajectory over time.
After years of study and search, only a handful of debris confirmed to have been from MH370 have been found. This has been hampered by the seasonal variation in the Indian Ocean where monsoon has important effects on the circulation of the region.
Investigators hope the new approach will help future efforts with better technology and more trackable devices in the ocean, which will provide data to help solve the mystery of the doomed Malaysian passenger airplane.