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
Michael Exner :As of today, it has not been reported that the serial number on the debris matches the log book. The aircraft S/N has been reported to be 28240 for MH370. However, only 5 B777s have ever crashed, and none except MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume (for now) that the debris is from MH370, and that this will be confirmed by serial number match within the next 24-48 hrs.
Provided above are the links to the Interim Statement and Factual Information on the investigation on Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370, prepared under the Ministry of Transport Malaysia by the Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team for MH370
An unflinching, scientific critique of key search decisions, April – November, 2014
16 January 2015
Brock McEwen, M.Sc. (Mathematics) - Independent Investigator
- the families and friends of MH370 passengers, whose agony drives me to find the truth they seek
- my own family, who taught me the importance of telling the truth
- my own friends, who get as upset as I do when our leaders lie
Australia's first submarine, the HMAS AE1 disappeared in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on the 14th of September 1914,
a century ago. AE1 was on patrol with HMAS Parramatta looking for German forces near the Duke of York islands.
HMAS Parramatta arrived back safely, however AE1 did not make it back to base. A century later, the fate of HMAS
AE1 and its 35 crew remains a mystery.
We invite everyone to visit http://www.ae1.org.au/ , an excellent website dedicated to the memory of the 35 crew
who lay with their ship in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
On 08 March 2014, flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER registered 9M-MRO, lost contact with Air Traffic Control during a transition of airspace between Malaysia and Vietnam. An analysis of radar data and subsequent satellite communication (SATCOM) system signalling messages placed the aircraft in the Australian search and rescue zone on an arc in the southern part of the Indian Ocean. This arc was considered to be the location where the aircraft’s fuel was exhausted.
The Five Power Defence Arrangements came into force in 1971 as a loose consultative
arrangement involving Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. This article
traces the evolution of the FPDA over the past thirty-five years....In recent years the FPDA has addressed asymmetric threats, maritime security issues and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. In sum, the FPDA has become ‘the quiet achiever’ in contributing to regional security.