Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and its 239 souls on board have been missing for seven months. New information coming from Australia provides an insight as to why a plane would be missing for so many months despite all of the available technology. According to an Oct. 21 Epoch Times report, the missing plane could be found by using cloud technology, but big business is getting in the way.
In a statement made to news.com.au this week, the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) – which is coordinating the search for MH370 in the South Indian Ocean — admitted that the bureau was in possession of relevant archival satellite images that could help find MH370.
However, the ATSB, Malaysian, Chinese, and Australian governments have rejected to pay $17,500 to a science firm which is able to use cloud microphysics on satellite images to track missing planes and ships. By analyzing airline vapor trails on cloud satellite images, the environmental consultancy firm Australian Management Consolidated, headed by hydrometeorologist Aron Gingis, would be able to detect where the missing plane went.
“I believe that we have a realistic chance to follow flight path of Malaysian Airline MH370 and follow its flight direction and possibly identifying its landing or crash site,” wrote Aron Gingis in an email to the Malaysian High Commissioner Eldeen Husaini.
Mr. Gingis wrote his email to Husaini on April 3, just a few weeks after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 8. During the next few months, ATSB senior transport safety investigator Duncan Bosworth responded with a list of 11 questions — but no offer to use any of the science company’s services. Despite Mr. Gingis’ recognition as a scientist in his field and the possibility that his company would be able to track what actually happened to the missing plane, the ATSB and international governments refused the offer.
Instead, the Australian Government is spending an estimated $100 million for the search of the missing plane. The exploration of 60,000 square kilometers of unchartered seabed is relying heavily on analysis of satellite communication or “handshakes.” Just last week, the head of the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 777s, Emirates CEO and president Sir Tim Clark, criticized the ATSB’s investigation and hinted at a cover-up by Malaysian authorities among others.
Sarah Bajc, the long-time partner of American Philip Wood, who was one of the 239 souls on board Flight MH370, said that she was “astounded” that Mr. Gingis’ offer to do preliminary research for just $17,500 was rejected. “There are many functioning technologies that are squashed by ‘big business’ that is protecting its revenue streams — I would include many governments and powerful individuals in that category too.” If Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were to be found, it would bring closure for families – but also an end to a $100 million business.