Possible MH370 debris sighting in SIO
UPDATE (Jan 2018) CTBTO acoustic data re-analyzed
Notice how well this flight path aligns with contrail spotted in satellite photo on March 8th 2014 in SIO!
Figure 1: Estimated Impact Zone.
I believe the plane that crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean (SIO), which is believed to be MH370, glided "under active control" up to 125nm further South of 7th arc making this search zone consistant with imagery data ,acoustic data and Inmarsat data. This convergence in these 3 data sets of data in my opinion proves this is where the "Isat plane" crashed in SIO.
The only question is; "Is this plane actually MH370 or is it a decoy?"
I am currently seeking Oceanographers to help me do an accurate reverse drift analysis on each of these debris pieces, over a 8-18 day time period only. By using the satellite imagery metadata it can tell us the most probable impact zone of where this plane actually crashed by triangulating all the reverse drift data of the following debris pieces which i believe will indicate that the most probable impact zone is somewhere within this red zone where the acoustic data triangulates too. . The only assumption in this theory is that these images of debris pieces are pieces of an airplane that crashed in the SIO. This satellite photographic evidence and the acoustic evidence I believe are our best hope of finding this plane and this method should tell us where the impact zone is within a reasonable accuracy. My contact info is below, Ken S.
Satellite Imagery data
Here is some satellite photographic imagery of possible MH370 debris captured in the Southern Indian Ocean. (Most of the links are no longer active because Tomnod has archived all this data unfortunely, however I have made screen captures below.)
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Additional debris maps
Metadata and map locations for these image maps 18s and 18b
18b - https://t.co/72uWjwoAtL
Here are some comparison images between the Tomnod image maps online and the maps listed on the DigitalGlobe website. This comparison of cloud formations proves that they are both from the same image and the Metadata of the image tells us the debris's approximate location.
Remember that dimensions of these objects are approximate due to perspective and veiwing angle, you cannot get a precise measurement because of this but we can see that these objects are well within the ballpark measurements (see Figire 15) and geometric shapes to make them qualify as potential 777-200 debris parts.
Figure 2: Possible Nose Cone
Figure 3: Possible Tail Fin
Figure 4: Possible Fuselage piece
These images courtesy of Patrick Tissot
Additional objects spotted in maps 18e (images courtesy of Maggy Trust)
Additional objects spotted in maps 18r (images courtesy of Becky Corbett)
Additional debris images courtesy of Patrick Tissot - UPDATED March, 2017
FIGURE 4: 777-200ER/-300 dimensions
FIGURE 6: Location of debris in map 18b
FIGURE 7: Location of debris in map 18s
FIGURE 8: Here is an object captured by DigitalGlobe, and publish by the Australian Government, from March 16th, 2014 just to the West of the other debris pieces on this blog. If this piece is associated with these other debris pieces it indicates that the debris field was moving from West to East along the 43S Latitude.
Figure 9: Here is a graphic published be the Australian Government showing where several debris fields were spotted in March 2014 by satellite.
FIGURE 10: Contrail flight path
Figure 11: MH370 Contrails in Visible Images Taken After Sunrise in SIO
FIGURE 14: Location of Tomnod Maps
FIGURE 15: Location of debris
FIGURE 16: SIO Forward Drift Model, click on image to animate model.
Here is a forward drift model from this area (Lat 43S Long 96E) where this possible aircraft debris was captured in these satellite images showing how and where this debris would have drifted to. Click on picture to animate,
FIGURE 17: Forward drift model and Kangaroo Island piece.
Interstingly the forward drift model shows no possibility that any of this debris could have drifted towards Africa however it does show that this debris would have drifted East and towards Southern coast of Australia. Could the debris piece found on Kangaroo Island, on Australia's southern coast, be related to this debris field spotted in SIO? If these are pieces of the airplane which transmitted the Inmarsat data that crashed in the SIO it cannot possibly be MH370 based on this drift model and if the Kangaroo Island piece is part of this aircraft the ATSB has already said it's not from a B777. Based on analysis of this photo the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) believes it is a piece from an aircraft. If these are pieces of an aircraft then what aircraft crashed in the SIO that is not MH370?
Cape Leeuwin acoustic event on March 8th, 2014
Ile Amsterdam acoustic detection:
Speed of sound in seawater:
Contact info: Should you wish to send me images of possible debris in these Tomnod maps or images of possible contrails on March 8th you can contact me at this email address: email@example.com
Ken S Twitter @kstaubin