The Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370. How could it have happened?

Boeing 777-200 ER

Webinar held on Thursday 25 February 2021 – To see the recording of this webinar please click here. Passcode: 7!?E*7yP

On 08 March 2014, a scheduled passenger flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, operated by Malaysia Airlines and designated flight MH370, went missing soon after a routine handover from the Malaysian Air Traffic Control.

The aircraft operating the flight was a Boeing 777-200 ER which has an outstanding safety record. On board were 12 crew and 227 passengers.

A review of available data indicated that the aircraft flew back across the Malaysian Peninsula and subsequently travelled to the southern Indian Ocean. Despite an extensive air and sea search, the location of the aircraft and occupants remains unknown.

The loss of MH370 has been described as the biggest mystery in the history of aviation.  This presentation examines the limited evidence that exists, what can be concluded from the data available from the number of different types of instrumentation which enabled data on the flight to be collected and more particularly what the lack of expected data tells us.

Our Speaker leading us through this topic is Liveryman Ian Gilbert who for over 50 years has been active in the aerospace industry as an engineer specialising in electrical, instrument, avionics systems and air traffic management.

He is currently working as a consultant to a major airframe structures company that is developing the UK’s first indigenous, large, unmanned aircraft.