Just after midnight on March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER with 239 persons on board, took off from Kuala Lumpur on its way to Beijing. One hour later, it disappeared from air traffic controllers’ radar screens and was reported missing. One year later, the Malaysian authorities published an interim report. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and the American company Ocean Infinity then used the report to guide their search campaigns in 2017 and 2018, but all three proved to be fruitless. In July 2018, the Malaysian authorities published the final report and the new Malaysian government promised the families of passengers that it would continue to seek the truth, but without further sea searches. A number of conspiracy theories have emerged regarding the extraordinary disappearance of MH370. Recently, the French Gendarmerie des Transports reported that it is continuing its investigations under the authority of an examining magistrate, as part of a judicial inquiry obtained by a relative of French passengers.
This presentation, based on the “CAPTIO Study” provides new insight into the flight trajectory of MH370, providing additional elements to better understand this tragic disaster. It is based on information and data published in the final report, radar and satellite data, publications from the scientific community as well as information derived from the recovered debris, all making it possible to “follow” the aircraft along its final route.
The study authors, Jean-Luc Marchand, Philippe Gasser, Michel Delarche and Jean-Marc Garot, have exploited their extensive operational knowledge in air traffic management to produce a plausible trajectory and providing convincing answers to what is now considered to be the world’s greatest aviation mystery.
If you missed this event, watch it here: