Missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014, the Boeing 777 (flight MH370) Malaysia Airlines likely fell into the Indian ocean from a great height, and not made a smooth landing on the water. This is stated in a new report by the Australian Bureau of transport safety (Australian Transport Safety Bureau, ATSB), is devoted to the investigation of the crash.
As noted in the 28-page document, additional analysis of the fragment discovered on the shore of the island of Pemba (Tanzania) flap of the liner showed that before the fall of the plane was preparing for landing on water. This conclusion confirms the previously extended version of the uncontrolled crash into the ocean from a great height after he ran out of fuel.
At the time of the crash, the flaps have not been released, experts say. “This means that the plane was preparing for landing on water – you can draw your own conclusions as to ruled anyone aircraft,” – said to journalists on Wednesday in Canberra the head of the search operation Peter Foley, quoted by AP.
In turn, Minister of transport of Australia Darren Chester announced that the report contains important information about the last minutes of flight MH370. According to the Minister, cited by Reuters, the experts will inform the public about the search for the fallen in the ocean of the aircraft and develop recommendations for their continuation.
The plane Boeing-777-200 was flying MH370 on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on the night of 7 to 8 March 2014. Approximately two hours after the departure of communication with the airliner was lost. On Board were 227 passengers and 12 crew members.
The search for the missing airliner continues to the West of the coast of Australia. To date, surveyed more than 110 thousand square kilometers area with a total area of 120 thousand sq. km. the government of Malaysia, Australia and China was originally going to finish a search operation by the end of 2016, but adverse weather conditions did not allow to meet the deadline. According to TASS, according to representatives of the ATSB, the search in this area should be completed in early 2017.
In the course of searching, I found several fragments, which, according to experts, could belong to the collapsed plane. The first two chip found off the coast of South Africa and Mauritius Rodrigues island. Three chip, which is also associated with the missing airliner, were discovered in Mauritius and Mozambique. Another piece found on the banks belonging to the Tanzania coral island of Pemba.