Date
29 May 2017
Family members of passengers aboard the missing Flight MH370 gather in Beijing on March 8 to mark the anniversary of the disappearance of the aircraft. Photo: Reuters
Family members of passengers aboard the missing Flight MH370 gather in Beijing on March 8 to mark the anniversary of the disappearance of the aircraft. Photo: Reuters

How MH730 might have perished

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared without a trace in March last year with 239 people on board, could have nosedived into the Indian Ocean, entering the water cleanly without breaking up, a mathematics professor said.

This explains why searchers have failed to find debris and spilled oil on the surface of the ocean, Yahoo News quoted Dr. Goong Chen of Texas A&M University as saying.

Using computer models, Chen suggested that the plane’s body and wings sank rapidly.

“The true final moments of MH370 are likely to remain a mystery until someday when its black box is finally recovered and decoded,” he said.

“But forensics strongly supports that MH370 plunged into the ocean in a nosedive.”

The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it vanished on March 8, 2014.

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