Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 “theoretically” ended up in the Indian Ocean… but many are wondering how accurate that information is. Are officials saying that the missing Boeing 777 is in the ocean because there isn’t another possibility being looked into? Are other possibilities too frightening to face?
Seven months into the plane’s disappearance, people are starting to wonder if the aircraft will ever be found, and there is a lot of chatter about where the plane ended up. According to The Epoch Times, satellite company Inmarsat has been responsible for giving officials information about the whereabouts of the plane. Those at Inmarsat are not completely convinced that the plane is in the ocean; There are too many factors at play to know for sure.
“There remains significant uncertainty in the final location. The aircraft remained operational for at least seven hours after the loss of contact as the satellite terminal continued to transmit messages during this period. It may further be deduced that the aircraft navigation system was operational since the terminal needs information on location and track to keep its antenna pointing towards the satellite,” Inmarsat said in a statement.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have landed somewhere on land. However, that possibility doesn’t seem to be a priority for anyone involved in the search. A search that is taking a very long time — and could take even longer. Some say that it could take two years to find the plane. Isn’t there another way?
According to The International Business Times, Aron Gingis, head of the Australian environmental consultancy company Management Consolidated, believes that finding the plane would be quite simple if officials paid attention to a somewhat obvious clue (in his opinion): Contrails.
“I believe that we have a realistic chance to follow the flight path of Malaysia Airlines MH370 and follow its flight direction, possibly identifying its landing or crash site. I believe that we will be able to utilize our expertise and identify the flight pass of MH370 and then to direct the search and rescue authorities to save or recover MH370 passengers,” said Gingis back in April.
Contrails refer to the vapor trails from behind the aircraft. Apparently Mr. Gingis refused to answer questions put for by the ATSB because he believed that it would be “detrimental to his commercial interests.”
In other news, Malaysia Airlines has begun issuing compensation to the families of the 239 passengers on board flight 370. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, at least one person hasn’t accepted the money. Danica Weeks doesn’t believe that her husband Paul is dead, and she doesn’t have enough information based on fact to determine whether or not she should accept the whole “plane ended up in the water” theory.
Where do you think flight 370 ended up?
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