The search for the missing MH370 aircraft continues this week, but some encouraging — or at least noteworthy — updates have recently been brought to light. Given current estimates of where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have crashed, people near the shores of Indonesia are being prompted to keep their eyes open for any wreckage that may wash up, as even signs of debris are being actively sought out. The Epoch Times also provides a novel way in which the vanished plane’s remains may be found this Thursday, October 23, 2014, and it all has to do with cloud changes.
Some readers may scoff at the idea of clouds being used to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but some experts are saying they may be key to solving this modern mystery. One Australian scientist, hydrometeorologist and leading environmental consultant Aron Gingis, is asserting that a yet unexplored way to try and find MH370 would be through minute cloud changes. In order to locate the aircraft, examining specific cloud changes for trace evidence of vapor trails — which would have come as a result of the rapidly burning fuel emissions from the lost plane — could be used in an attempt to find answers.
It may sound unreasonable initially, but this bit of technological news is no farce. According to Gingis (who has an academic specialty in the microphysics of cloud structures and formations), similar techniques have been used with great success in the past, including finding sunken shipwrecks deep in the Pacific Ocean. Despite this potentially hopeful update, not everyone is buying the good news. Apparently, Gingis’ willingness to help with the search for Flight 370’s aircraft wreckage was not deemed valuable enough, as the scientist was denied by both Malaysian and Australian officers.
Perhaps the idea is a tad far-fetched, but it nonetheless remains a relatively unexamined option, at least. The cloud researcher noted that progress would be complex and involve a retracing of MH370’s last known flight path for accuracy. According to his statement in the hunt for the original crash site:
“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,” Gingis jotted down in a formal message to the Malaysian High Commissioner Eldeen Husaini. “I would be required to fly to KL and to have a detailed briefing with Malaysian search and rescue authorities in order to be able to identify and search for specific satellite availability and all satellite data imagery frames that we can analyze using our cloud microphysics algorithms. The traveling to KL and back to Melbourne and 1 day briefing session will be sufficient to explain to your search and rescue authorities as of our ability to identify the flying trails of MH370 … I believe that we will be able to utilize our expertise and identify the flight pass of MH370 and then to direct the search and rescue authorities to save or recover MH370 passengers.”
Aside from this news update, Indonesians living near the coast are being prompted to keep a steady gaze at the shoreline, at least for the time being. Shortly after a second search ship was dispatched this week in the pursuit of answers pertaining to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, inhabitants near the shore have been asked to stay “alert” for any debris or wreckage that may float up from the tragic mystery.
Although it is true that Indonesia is highly populated with dozens of millions of people (and as a result may have many pairs of eyes watching the horizon closely), finding actual wreckage from the fallen plane crash will be no simple task. The Inquisitr adds that despite the numerous numbers, Indonesia is a massive area, spanning over 18,000 islands in total. Consequently, there’s no exact telling where any possible debris might float up and be discovered.
International officials and Australian Transport Safety Bureau authorities are still under the impression that the coast of the Indonesian isles are currently the “most likely” place where wreckage from Flight 370 might appear. Nevertheless, there are other experts who believe that the debris by now may have floated far from the crash location, traveling all the way to Australia’s western shores Both massive regions are currently under investigation.
“Drift modeling undertaken by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has suggested that if there were any floating debris, it is far more likely to have travelled west, away from the coastline of Australia,” the ATSB said in its latest update on the Malaysia Airlines search. “Some materials may have drifted to the coastline of Indonesia and an alert has been issued in that country requesting that the authorities be alerted to any possible debris from the aircraft.”
What do you make of the latest MH370 update and stray parts being actively sought out? Do you believe that the missing plane will ever be found, or is this Malaysia Airlines mystery meant to forever stay that way? Perhaps either a close look at cloud changes and vapor trails or a keen witness finding some wreckage in the sand will yield some substantial responses before long. Other reports from this 2014 contend that the jet somehow ran out of fuel mid-flight and may have suffered light damage well before its eventual impact.