The purpose of this report is to present a position statement regarding failure analysis of
MH370’s right-side Flaperon. (Previous versions 1.0 and 1.1 were kindly made available to the
public by Duncan Steel for presenting a preliminary study and to obtain crowdsource feedback.)
The conclusions are more definitive in this revision as a result of collaboration with
other interested parties. Please note that the analysis and conclusions are constrained by
the author’s limited ability to perform analysis of publicly available photographs and
videos. Consultation with an independent Professional Structural Engineer (Retired -
USA) was performed between Preliminary Rev 1.1 and Rev 2.0 since the author does not
have a structural engineering background.
The author undertook this effort for the sole benefit of the families and to hopefully
aid the many talented and dedicated people attempting to locate MH370.
Official Flaperon failure analysis performed by qualified professionals (with access to far
more data than simple public photographs) is currently unavailable to the public.