After 10 months of intensive undersea search for the vanished flight, on January 29 2015 Malaysia declared MH370 was lost in an accident, killing all passengers.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing for more than two years, may have plummeted at 25,000 feet a minute in its final moments and wasn't configured to land when it hit the water, according to the latest analysis by Australian investigators.
A fresh analysis of satellite data suggested that the Malaysian Airlines flight had nosedived into a "high and increasing rate of descent" in its final moments.
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Authorities assume the plane had no "inputs" during its final descent, meaning there was no pilot or no conscious pilot. However, some aviation experts have already questioned the usefulness of the report.
An analysis of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 suggests the ill-fated plane entered into a steep dive, crashing into the ocean with wing flaps in a retracted position.
Further, the ATSB said the right flaperon was "probably at, or close to, the neutral position at the time it separated from the wing".
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A new report on missing Flight MH370 found that the plane appeared to be out of control when it descended rather than being deliberately glided by a pilot. But if that was the case, the pilot could have guided the jet much further than the estimated crash zone, the Independent reported.
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"You can draw you own conclusions as to whether that means someone was in control or not".
"It meant the pilot was not alert, awake or planning a safe landing - that's all it means", Middleton told Reuters.
"Nothing in that report is particularly definitive. We still don't know what happened". It overlaps with the start of a three-day meeting of global experts to work out potential plans to resume the search.
"It's an opportunity to gather the experts from around the world to look at the available information, to exchange ideas, it's an opportunity for just a full assessment of how the underwater search is being carried out and a reassessment", Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Pieces of debris have washed ashore on the east and south coast of Africa, the east coast of Madagascar and the islands of Mauritius, Reunion and Rodriguez since the plane disappeared March 8, 2014, during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. So-called "handshake" signals between the aircraft and satellites revealed the plane flew on for hours on an arc over the Indian Ocean.