Flight MH370 ended with a fatal spiral that culminated in the jet striking the water in an unsurvivable smash: that is the claim of a new documentary about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
The Boeing 777 was on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014 with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board when it veered off course and then flew south across the Indian Ocean until it ran out of fuel.
The Malaysian investigators’ final report into the disappearance, in July 2018, concluded: “The Team is unable to determine the real cause for the disappearance of MH370.”
They also said: “There is insufficient information to determine if the aircraft broke up in the air or during impact with the ocean.”
But a new National Geographic documentary, to be shown on Thursday as part of the Drain The Oceans series, claims that the 777 was still intact as it fell in a fatal spiral.
It is believed that the plane was flying on autopilot, and that the right engine would have suffered a “flame-out” first due to fuel exhaustion.
The autopilot would then automatically correct for the engine failure. When the left engine also stopped, which the programme-makers speculate was two minutes later, the plane would have twisted to the left.
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SOURCE: SIMON CALDER