The Mystery of Malaysian MH 370

The Mystery of Malaysian MH 370

The MH 370 mystery (Opinion)


  • Sighting of objects that could be debris from Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, about 2,500 km from Perth, brings partial closure to the mystery of missing plane.
  • Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 when it was heading for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board.
  • Recovery of black box may unveil how the plane went missing from radar screen
  • Southern Indian Ocean where the plane is supposed to have plunged is about two miles deep in places.
  • Southern Indian Ocean  is home to ‘roaring forties’ where wind speeds routinely range between 30 and 40 mph & witnesses large waves.
  • Plane’s transponders, Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, radio are said to have failed at the same time resulting is its disappearance.
  • Other speculation is that crew changed the course. This theory gains credibility because the plane made 3 course changes and 2 altitude changes.
  • Available evidence indicates a deliberate act on the part of the pilot or the co-pilot.
  • Multinational team led by Australia, and with experts and resources from 26 countries, is working to get to the bottom of the issue.
  • Boeing 777, which entered service in 1995, is the workhorse of many airlines across the world.
  • Malaysian disaster will end up focussing more on the people who operate the machines.
  • Apart from delivering on technological solutions, experts may now have to factor in the airworthiness of commercial airline crew.
  • Search, investigation of MH370 should provide some clues to what needs to be done to safeguard against both technical flaws and human subversion.

Exams Perspective:

  1. Black Box
  2. Southern Indian Ocean
  3. Radar