PRESS RELEASE -- For Immediate Release
June 9, 2014
By: John E. Fiorentino
Analysis of the released Inmarsat data is essentially complete:
Findings: It appears, based on Inmarsat's data and a better understanding of the methods used in determining the BTO and BFO values along with the overall workings and capabilities of the Inmarsat satellite system, that;
1. Flight MH370 did indeed take a Southern as opposed to a Northern route.
2. Airspeed and fuel burn rate will affect the total distance traveled South. (Calculations assume a straight line course)
3. In a statement, the ATSB said that based on all the independent analysis of satellite communications and aircraft performance, the total extent of the 7th arc reaches from latitude 20 degrees S to 39 degrees S. “At the time MH370 reached this arc, the aircraft is considered to have exhausted its fuel and to have been descending, said the ATSB. “As a result, the aircraft is unlikely to be more than 38km to the west or 55km to the east of the arc."
I differ with ATSB in 2 regards, 1. I believe the plane may be farther South than indicated by ATSB and 2. I would extend the Eastward variable in regards to the 7th arc to 150kms rather than 55kms. (This is based on a projected 80-100mile glide path from 35,000ft).
4. I believe there remains two possible interpretations of the final data lines of MH370 as reported by Inmarsat;
(1). A flameout (fuel exhaustion)
(2). A (crash) or safe wheels down on land.
It appears a better case can be made for a safe wheels down rather than a crash if the Flight of MH370 terminated on land.
5. Based on the most likely flightpath the Cocos (Keeling) Islands would be a prime candidate for a wheels down in an area of few other reasonable possibilities.
I would still request that Inmarsat release its comparison data between the planes flying the Northern and Southern routes. Also Inmarsat should release data from previous MH370 flights for at least a week prior to March 8, 2014
.Data showing previous "power-ups" and "power-offs" of the missing aircraft as well as others should be released for comparison purposes.
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