Something remarkably simple is close to revealing the truth about Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

  • The missing Flight MH370 has remained a mystery for over a decade
  • All kinds of technologies have been used to search for the crashed plane
  • However, researchers are now using something different to search for clues

Published on Jun 17, 2024 at 4:08 PM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on Jun 17, 2024 at 6:05 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

So far authorities have used radar, satellite, air, and sonar to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

However, something remarkably simple might be the key to revealing its location.

And that something is underwater sound waves.

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How sound waves may help find the missing Flight MH370

Researchers believe the answers may lie among hydrophone recordings used to monitor pressure changes in the ocean.

These recordings are part of a worldwide network established to detect nuclear explosions.

Recently, experts also claimed that they had discovered the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Google Maps.

But now they are planning to use sea explosions and hydrophones to solve the MH370 flight mystery.

Some of these hydrophones were in operation at Western Australia’s Cape Leeuwin and the United States Indian Ocean naval base at the time of the mysterious disappearance.

Hydrophones might have captured the crash

Mathematician and engineer Dr Usama Kadri has led a team to seek clues in recordings of other aircraft crashes.

After that, he examined those made during the critical last minutes of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

“A 200-tonne aircraft crashing at a speed of 200 meters per second would release the kinetic energy equivalent to a small earthquake,” he writes in The Conversation.

“It would be large enough to be recorded by hydrophones thousands of kilometers away,” he added.

He eventually published the results in Nature journal Scientific Reports.

However, even these findings can’t pinpoint the exact crash location of Flight MH370.

So Dr Kadri suggests the use of controlled explosions to help find the missing Boeing 777-200ER.

Such a technique was previously used to help find the missing Argentinian submarine San Juan in 2018. 

The search for Flight MH370 is still ongoing with many authorities and civilian contractors trying to find the missing plane.

Hopefully, the new technique can help in searching for the aircraft.


Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.