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MH370 unlikely to be recovered despite location being 'found'

MH370 unlikely to be recovered despite location being 'found'

Despite the MH370's location being 'found' as per a new report, it is unlikely the aircraft will ever be recovered.

On 8 March, 2014, the Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing - sending shockwaves across the globe.

The MH370 flight took off from Kuala Lumpar for Beijing, China with 239 passengers and members of crew on board.

Not long into the flight, radars were left unable to locate the plane and it was never seen again.

The incident has come back to the forefront this year as a result of the Netflix docuseries - MH370: The Plane That Disappeared.

Since 2014, several pieces of wreckage from flight MH370 have been found, however, formal investigations led by Australia and Malaysia have failed to provide answers as to what happened.

While there has been no major developments over recent years, a recent report did provide some hope for the families who lost loved ones on board MH370.

The MH370 went missing in 2014.
Adli Ghazali/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Richard Godfrey, Dr Hannes Coetzee, and Professor Simon Maskell claim their 'groundbreaking' amateur radio technology, or weak signal propagation reporter (WSPR) has led them to believe the wreckage of the doomed plane should be searched for 1560km west of Perth, Australia.

The researchers explained that when a plane flies through WSPR it disturbs the signal and that information is stored in an international database that they were able to access.

They found 125 of these blips in the amateur radio technology that enabled them to track the flight path of MH370 for six hours after it fell off the radar and stopped radio contact (at around 6pm).

This new information, when combined with satellite data from Boeing and Inmarsat and drift analysis data, leads the team to believe they've triangulated the crash site.

Despite that, it seems to be unlikely that the wreckage of MH370 will ever be recovered despite its location seemingly being found.

A new report declared the MH370 location as 'found'.
Syaiful Redzuan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

While people may have walked on the moon and we continue to make advances in space exploration, the deep ocean remains a complete unknown.

In fact, 95 percent of the deep ocean floor remains completely unmapped, an area where the missing MH370 aircraft is likely to be found.

Speaking to Time magazine, Erik van Sebille, an oceanographer at the University of New South Wales, said: "Our knowledge of the detailed ocean floor is very, very sparse."

Unfortunately, that gives very little hope to the possibility of the MH370 being found.

'Why are we unable to explore more of the ocean?' you ask. Well, it's all to do with modern communications, which mostly rely on electromagnetic radiation - something seawater tends to interfere with

Featured Image Credit: Hoo Foo Yeen via Getty Handout

Topics: World News, News