In my previous post I postulated what the discovery of debris in the Ocean meant for MH370. I stated that cause was likely be a catastrophic hull depressursation or on-board fire disabling electronic systems, passengers and crew; or was it deliberate intervention from the pilot(s) or passenger(s). I have always leant toward to the castastrophic systems failure as the most likely cause of the disappearance of MH370. While media outlets have been suggesting improbable and unlikey events, the simple explanations (from pilots) are always the most likely.
9M-MRO – the B777-200 aircraft involved in the crash
Aviation experts now say that if the 122 objects detected by satellite do turn out to be part of the jet that disappeared 13 days ago, then the most likely cause of a crash would have been a catastrophic malfunction.
Commercial pilot Robert Mark, editor of Aviation International News Safety magazine, said that because the plane deviated off-course in a straight line that it’s most likely passengers on the plane were rendered unconscious by a depressurised cabin and then ran out of oxygen.
Mr Mark said: “What I think is interesting is that if you look at where the plane was last seen on radar and where the debris has been found, it is almost a straight line”.
“I would say it means that once the aircraft turned, it didn’t change course. A mechanical fault or emergency seems more plausible to me.”
Experts say that because the flight path would have taken the plane south, a hi-jacking was extremely unlikely.
Mr Mark stated that it was possible for the plane to fly four or five hours on auto-pilot until fuel ehaustion caused the aircraft to crash into the ocean.
The new evidence would also clear pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah from accusations he may have been involved in a plot to steal the plane.
While Australian authorities have said the objects were a “credible lead”, they were careful to say that there was no confirmation that this was the missing plane.