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TechExperts Believe Malaysia Airlines MH370 Can Be Found, As Long As...

Experts Believe Malaysia Airlines MH370 Can Be Found, As Long As…


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Over the past 10 years, the disappearance of aircraft Malaysia Airlines MH370 on March 8 2014, it became one of the biggest mysteries of the modern era. A commercial airliner with a strong safety record carrying 239 people suddenly disappeared, giving rise to various theories.

In the age of satellites and when black boxes can be lifted from the seabed and all the pieces of a crashed plane can be put back together to determine the cause of the disaster, the fate of MH370 is still unknown. However, many experts believe there is still a big possibility that MH370 debris can be found, provided a thorough search is carried out and supported by large funds.

Fragments of the plane washed up on the east coast of Africa and islands in the Indian Ocean. However, until now, the fuselage and its black box have not been found. This week, many of the victims’ families returned to Malaysia urging authorities to relaunch the search for MH370.

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“There are lost ships that have been found after hundreds of years. So we can’t say that this plane will never be found. Of course it can be found, it’s just a matter of time,” said VPR Nathan, whose wife Anne Daisy was on board MH370.

Aviation experts told CNN that improved detection technology would likely bring families closer to the missing plane than before, if a search resumes. But the cost is not cheap.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent exploring more than 710,000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean until 2018, but the results were not satisfactory. The United States marine exploration company, Ocean Infinity, has again offered the Malaysian government a deal to search for it and will not charge a fee if it cannot find it.

There are positive signals from the Malaysian Government. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said his country would do everything to solve the mystery once and for all. His ministry is ready to discuss the new search proposal with Ocean Infinity and will try to get Cabinet approval.

Oliver Plunkett, CEO of Ocean Infinity, said since the 2018 search, his company has refined its robotics and ocean exploration technology, while working with analysts to narrow the search area.

“We hope to be able to resume searches soon,” he said in a recent statement, quoted detikINET from CNN. However, there is no further news yet.

Aviation experts believe there will be a breakthrough if a new search is launched. They point to Weak Signal Propagation Reporter or WSPR technology, which was released in 2008. This technology has been popular among those searching for MH370 in recent years.

Radio amateurs use them to track radio signal strength around the world and the data they collect captures anomalies caused by various types of interference, including overflights.

Former British Aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey said he traced WSPR data to the time MH370 disappeared and concluded the plane was probably between 3,000 and 4,000 meters beneath the Indian Ocean, about 1,500 kilometers off the coast of Perth, Australia. This location had not previously been researched.

“I am confident that MH370 can be found,” he said, adding that his findings were in line with other clues, such as data provided by British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat. The data shows more or less the same area. But even if the expedition is granted, preparations can take months.

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