Larry Vance, a leading flight investigator who has led over 200 investigations, has indicated that he feels there is “definite evidence” which backs up his theory that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately flown into the sea. This news comes only days after it was revealed that pilot of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, left a route plotted on his home flight simulator similar to the path the missing airliner is believed to have taken when it disappeared on March 8, 2014.
On Australia’s 60 Minutes television program Vance revealed that photographs of the flaperon, one of very few pieces of wreckage so far discovered and washed up on or near the Madagascar coastline, showed clear indication that it had been extended when the plane hit the sea, the result of a procedure which “can only be activated by a person.”
The jagged edge revealed a jagged edge and clear signs of erosion, indicating that the Boeing 777 had been guided into the ocean in a controlled landing. According to Vance, “The force of the water is really the only thing that could make that jagged edge that we see. It wasn’t broken off. If it was broken off, it would be a clean break. You couldn’t even break that thing.”
French investigators who are examining the flaperon have yet to release any findings. However, with evidence now pointing to the fact the pilots may well have been awake as opposed to unconscious, and that they had control of the plane at the time it came down, concern now focuses on whether the search, which has been ongoing for over two years, may not have been in the right place.
According to Peter Foley of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, “If you guided the plane or indeed control-ditched the plane, it has an extended range, potentially.”
The Boeing 777 disappeared with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
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