More likely MH370 broke into pieces to a gory end, says expert


KUALA LUMPUR:  More and more experts are now saying they believe the lost MH370 aircraft broke into pieces in air, or on collision with the sea.

Days after the MH370 went missing, former Indonesian President and aviation expert Burhanuddin Habibie said the plane would have broken into pieces, after blowing up in space.

He even estimated that the plane would have been flying low, when it would have blown up into scattered pieces and this would make it almost impossible to locate the aircraft.

Now, another expert from the Aviation Safety Network is putting forward a similar theory, saying he would not rule out the possibility that the ill-fated airliner collided with significant speed and energy before coming to a gory end.

That, it’s reckoned, would have caused it to disintegate into thousands of pieces.

The National Post was quoting Harro Ranter, Founder and Director of Aviation Safety Network, in the Netherlands.

Ranter however thinks that the main wreckage site was still out there somewhere. Larger pieces of the plane, like the engines, would have typically sunk at the location of impact.

“No matter what type of accident, it’s very likely that there will still be remains of wreckage at the accident location,” he said.

MH370, even by missing aircraft standards, remains a mystery, as it was called the biggest aviation mystery in mankind’s history.

No one conceived of the possibility that an airliner could go missing the way MH370 did, continued Ranter. “There were similar aircrafts missing, but in most cases, it was fairly certain in what area the accident occurred.”

ASN has compiled data which shows that 84 aircraft vanished without a trace – no debris or human remains, nothing – since 1948. Still, MH370 remains one of the few deadly incidents and an enduring mystery.

Two independent studies have suggested that MH370 went down in the northern Indian Ocean. India has ruled out the Bay of Bengal. Some residents in the Maldives, south of Sri Lanka, claim to have seen a large aircraft in the colours of Malaysia Airlines on 8 March 2014 in the area. The aircraft was reportedly in flames and believed to have gone down in the area where it was seen.

MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014, on a routine Kuala Lumpur to Beijing flight, with 239 passengers and crew on board.

Source: FMT

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  1. Bob Brock says:

    A little experience in offshore yacht racing convinced me long ago that MH370 could not have had a soft landing in the Southern Indian Ocean and that it would have been in many pieces. Further, virtually everything that has happened since the crash, or that has not happened, are what would have happened, or not happened, had it been the intent to deliberately hide the fate of the plane.

  2. Alex F says:

    This is the most ridiculous article I’ve read on mh370 yet. Thanks for confirming that when an airplane crashes over water, some of it will sink. If the crash site has not been located, then common sense (not a expert) says that it’s still out there. wow. Was your editor on holiday when you chose to spurt this dribbling, sensationalised mess with it’s insensitive heading? Get a job writing cookbooks, at least the vegetables don’t have families to offend

  3. Viney says:

    I wonder about those heartless conspirers who did this. They must come out in open otherwise I pray that whosoever blew or shot down the plane must meet a gory end like plane. Not only that person or group of person but every single person related to that person or that group of persons. Will be a learning lesson for them.

  4. Simon Gunson says:

    It is not logical or necessary to embellish this explanation with baseless claims that MH370 was flying low. In fact the opposite is true.

    MH370 flew the entire flight at its last known standard ISA barometric altitude of 35,000ft when it ran out of fuel. The Australian Bayesian Analysis report of 03 December 2015 provides more background for reading, however the final satellite signal, an attempted log on at 00:19 UTC could only have been caused by double engine flame out.

    MH370 dropped into a spiral dive from 35,000ft and very likely broke apart due to Mach buffet vibrations. The so called No Step panel found in Mozambique by Blaine Gibson indicates this by the way seven screws were vibrated & ejected from their holes before it tore backwards in the slipstream.

    I very much doubt it was still intact when MH370 reached 25,000ft altitude.

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