The pilot of the missing MH370 made a number of “deliberate” turns and route changes before the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean, an expert claims.
Aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has been investigating the missing aircraft for years after it mysteriously disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
The expert reportedly believes that the “depressed” pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah deliberately pointed out a route to dodged radar equipment on a mission that resulted in the death of the 239 on board the flight.
Based on his own new research mapping the last known positions of the aircraft, Mr. Godfrey came up with a new theory that outlines the last moments of the missing aircraft based on weak flight radar signals.
He believes Zaharie purposely steered the Boeing 777 into areas where it would go undetected before the vehicle flew to dizzying heights that would have been quickly incapacitated, and then killed the passengers and crew before it did Flight crashed into the sea. The telegraph Reports.
The pilot would have had enough oxygen in the cockpit to keep controlling the plane on the final descent to its watery grave, claims Godfrey.
MH370 dropped radar screens after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and heading for Beijing.
Officials investigating the disappearance in March 2014 had already determined that the plane is making an unexplained U-turn from its planned flight path and then flies back over the Malay Peninsula and the Malacca Straits before disappearing.
These points influenced the years of search for the doomed Malaysian Airlines jet, as well as confirmed debris that has emerged after its disappearance in the Indian Ocean.
In the years since its disappearance, key pieces of confirmed and suspected MH370 debris have emerged in Mauritius, Madagascar, Tanzania and South Africa, confirming the worst fears of passengers and crews.
Despite the most expensive and comprehensive search in aviation history, the wreckage of the MH370 was never found – and grieving relatives still have no clear answers to the fate of the missing victims seven years after they disappeared.
Now Godfrey claims to have found a way to track the aircraft’s recent movements.
He reportedly mapped his movements using data from Weak Signal Propagation (WSPR), a global network of radio signals that can track the movement of aircraft.
He claims to have used WSPR to track the movement of the MH370 as it crossed signals and triggered “electronic trip wires”.
“WSPR is like a bundle of tripwires or laser beams, but they work in all directions across the horizon to the other side of the world,” said Godfrey’s report.
The aerospace engineer’s research found that MH370 crossed eight of the invisible “trip wires” as it flew over the Indian Ocean.
The results are reported to be in line with official maps of the aircraft’s last known flight path.
But Mr. Godfrey’s research adds to a popular theory that the flight’s disappearance was deliberate.
His research claims that the change in the aircraft’s movements and speed as it deviated from its planned route to China suggested that whoever was piloting the vehicle was trying not to leave any clues.
“The trajectory appears to be carefully planned,” he added.
“The level of detail in the planning implies a mindset that wants to properly execute this complex plan to the end.”
In the years since the MH370 went missing, major theories have speculated that the pilot was depressed and the plane deliberately crashed into the Indian Ocean, taking all passengers and crew on board.
In 2016 New York Magazine claimed to have had access to a Malaysian police investigation file showing that Zaharie had previously used a self-made flight simulation to plan and fly the route he assumed took MH370 on his last flight .
Friends of the pilot have claimed over the years that the married father was lonely and depressed.
Aviation expert William Langewiesche wrote in The Atlantic in 2019 that “there is strong suspicion among investigators in the aviation and intelligence community that he was clinically depressed.”
Earlier this year, Peter Foley, who headed the Australian search team for the missing jet, called for the search for MH370 to be resumed based on new evidence.
He called for a new investigation into the plane’s disappearance based on new research by oceanographers and flight experts.
Their results suggested that the wreck of the plane might be at the bottom of the Indian Ocean in a deep-sea area of mountainous trenches and canyons off the coast of Western Australia.
The experts believe the wreck could be in an area 1,200 miles west of Cape Leeuwin, where it may have plunged into an uncontrolled high-speed dive. The times reported in March.
The experts analyzed the ocean’s drift and a revised flight path review to locate the potential crash site.
The Malaysian government previously announced that it would only conduct another search if compelling new evidence is found after a massive international hunt cost an estimated A $ 200 million (GBP 111 million).