Flight MH370 of Malaysia Airlines that went missing and never found might have been made to plunge into the ocean at a perfect 90-degree angle such that no debris was located. According to a team of mathematicians who came up with the conclusion, the pilot of the Boeing 777 did a full nose-dive into the water allegedly leaving the plane intact, as per the computer simulations done by the researchers.
Flying the airplane at a 90-degree angle into the Indian Ocean would leave no trace of it behind; the researchers argue that it might thus still be wholly intact in the water.
According to the mathematicians, the full nose-dive would be the only way that would have kept the airplane intact. This would explain why nothing of the aircraft has been detected – no oil spill, no sign of wreckage, and nothing of the 239 passengers were spotted – despite all the search programs that were organised since last March.
The lead author of the paper, mathematician Goong Chen, explained:-
“The true final moments of MH370 are likely to remain a mystery until someday when its black box is finally recovered and decoded.
“But forensics strongly supports that MH370 plunged into the ocean in a nosedive.”
5 different landing scenarios were tested in their simulations, including a gliding water entry. They ultimately concluded that the most likely scenario would entail a vertical (or, at least, a very steep entry) into the sea. At this angle, the aircraft would have created the least resistance, causing “little splash”. In this case, the airplane would have sunk to the floor of the Indian Ocean, all intact.