The last known position of the fatal jet MH370 could be discovered thanks to new technologies.
NEW TECHNOLOGY could aid in the search for the MH370 plane’s last known location before it vanished over the Indian Ocean in 2014.
On March 8, 2014, the Malaysia Airlines jet vanished for the seventh time. The plane took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on its way to Beijing when it abruptly turned away from its planned flying path.
There were 239 passengers on board the Boeing 777 flight.
The Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) could be used to determine the plane’s last known location before it disappeared over the Indian Ocean.
The technique works by tracking past data of radio signals from planes, giving specialists optimism that a precise undersea search location can be discovered.
Every two minutes, the data is saved in a database that records the position and timestamp.
The contact aids in providing timelines of the aircraft’s flight path, which might be difficult to track.
When the plane went missing, the database had 200 signals every two minutes.
The detections can now be utilized to track the airplane once it has passed out of radar range.
The tests were undertaken by British aerospace expert Richard Godfrey, who also explained the technology in an interview.
He told The New York Times: “Imagine crossing a prairie with invisible trip wires running back and forth over the entire length and breadth.
“You tread on specific trip wires with each step you take, and we can find you at the intersection of the disrupted trip wires.
“As you go across the grassland, we can track your progress.”
Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics business, conducted the latest search three years ago in 2018 with a crew of autonomous underwater vehicles.
Despite scouring 50,000 square miles of seafloor, however, they found nothing.
After the successful WSPR testing, the team is open to commencing a new search.
According to a spokeswoman, “We’re constantly interested in continuing the hunt, whether it’s due to fresh knowledge or new technology.”