Revised RCS hydrophone details improve the MH370 search path accuracy

The IMOS Rottnest Coastal Shelf (RCS) hydrophone in the Perth Canyon has been key to discovering acoustic triangulation details in the CTBTO Cape Leeuwin hydrophone data.  New details have been revealed about RCS. Two hydrophones were retrieved, but the focus has been on the one that detected an event. It was retrieved last year from … Read more

Acoustically Locating Malaysian Flight MH370

This site is dedicated to helping family and friends of the passengers of Malaysian flight MH370 find some closure by locating the missing plane. Hydrophone data has been reanalyzed based on the possibility of an implosion or buckling sound as parts of the plane sank about an hour after it was lost. The result is a … Read more

MH370 Acoustic Analysis for Implosion

[ August 15, 2015 (revised proposal May 25 2016) — by Ed Anderson ]

Searches in the Indian Ocean have continued for Malaysian flight MH370 since its disappearance on March 8, 2014.  Satellite radio communications with the plane in flight have been analyzed in detail, giving a search path tens of kilometers wide on a long arc with a radius of over 5,000 km. The arc is defined by the timing of the seventh and last INMARSAT handshake with the plane.  The  narrowed search area along this “7th arc” remains large, with ship soundings since mid-2014 focusing on about 1,000 km of the arc, centered some 2,000 km WSW of Perth. This area is based on the expected fuel range of the aircraft and estimates of an autopilot flight bearing based on radar, satellite, and cellphone contact signals at the time the flight went missing.

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MH370 Acoustic Analysis for Implosion with a (retracted) Proposed Search Area

Sept 2, 2015 – While the late implosion scenario still merits investigation, the proposal of a new search area has now been retracted. Please read this update for details.  N.B.: The Scott Reef timing triangulations here were initially miscalculated, causing a false premise for the full analysis. A careful recalculation using the current method finds that … Read more