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>> An aircraft caught in a death spiral before plunging into the Indian Ocean. Australian investigators on Wednesdays, saying that it looks like there MH370 theory is right and that no one was at the controls when the aircraft vanished two years ago. Reuters Jonathan Barrett explains, one of the many unresolved questions in missing MH370 is why the communications systems were turned off, because the investigators don't have these data.
They've been relying on brief satellite communications that occurred with the plane during its final hours and from these satellite communications they believe that the plane engaged in a high and increasing rate of descent or in other words, it ran out of fuel and then plummeted into an Indian Ocean.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau also pointed to evidence from the plane itself. One piece of win flap in particular which was set in a cruising position when it was discovered, not extended and ready to land. This debunks a competing theory speculating that someone had guided the plane down beyond the search zone off the coast of West Australia.
Investigators now seem sure they're on the right track.>> The new report suggests that investigators believe that they are in the right location and so, aviation experts said to me today that they were unsure if the search where to be expanded, where exactly they would look.>> The search covers more 46,000 square miles, that's 120,000 square kilometers.
Authorities originally said they'd stop once they'd combed the entire area, whether or not they'd found the plane, although that's now up for discussion. The search is set to wrap up early next year, MH370 disappeared on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, along with all 239 people on board.