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British aerospace engineer ‘confident’ on MH370’s final resting place
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KUALA LUMPUR – A retired British aerospace engineer who has joined the search for the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 believes he has pinpointed the final resting place of the missing aircraft.

On December 1, Richard Godfrey told Australian Channel 7 morning show Sunrise that he was very confident of the Boeing 777 plane’s current location based on data by the Inmarsat satellite, oceanography drift analysis, and performance data from Boeing.

Godfrey pointed to a specific point in the Indian Ocean, some 1,933km west of the city of Perth, where the wreckage of the plane was believed to be lying at a depth of 4,000m.

“With new technology, we have the Whispernet data, and all four (sources of information) align with a particular point in the Southern Indian Ocean,” he said.

Flight MH370 disappeared while enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board on March 8, 2014.

Its disappearance continues to baffle experts and is regarded as one of aviation industry’s greatest mysteries.

The last operation to find the aircraft ended in May 2018, when US-based exploration company Ocean Infinity failed to locate it after searching more than 112,000sq km of the ocean floor over three months.

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KUALA LUMPUR – Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics company, will be continuing its search for the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with new and improved technology.

Speaking at the 8th Annual Remembrance Event of MH370 on March 6, Ocean Infinity chief executive officer Oliver Plunkett said that while efforts to locate the flight had been temporarily put on hold in light of the pandemic, the company has always kept the matter in mind.

“As we’ve transitioned through the Covid-19 pandemic over the years, the company has taken the extra step in technology and invested even more heavily in our development.

“At the same time, we never forgot the search for MH370 and it is almost a daily topic of conversation amongst our team,” he said, adding that the United States-based exploration company aims to restart its efforts in either early 2023 or 2024.

The last operation to find the aircraft had ended in May 2018, when Ocean Infinity had failed to locate MH370 after searching more than 112,000sq km of the ocean floor over three months.

During their search for the missing flight back then, the company had employed the use of the Seabed Constructor, a multipurpose offshore vessel that pales in comparison with the 23 robotic ships Ocean Infinity will soon have lined up in its arsenal.

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