1100 page official report released today had ended the the search and mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappearance on March 8, 2014 with 12 crew and 227 passengers onboard.
The official report conclude that the Boeing 777-200ER was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours under manual control.
According to report, the aircraft flew back across the Malaysian Peninsula and subsequently travelled to the southern Indian Ocean. The aircraft’s transponder signal ceased for reasons that could not be established and was then no longer visible on the ATC radar display
The aircraft maintenance records indicated that the aircraft was equipped and maintained in accordance with existing regulations and approved procedures, except for the instance of the SSFDR ULB battery which had expired. There was no record or report of any defect or malfunction in the aircraft that could have contributed to the event.
The SATCOM data indicated that the aircraft was airborne for more than 7 hours suggesting that the autopilot was probably functioning, at least in the basic modes, for the aircraft to be flown for such a long duration.
The disappearance of MH370 and the search effort are unprecedented in commercial aviation history and the investigation Team is unable to determine the real cause for the disappearance of MH370.
MH370 flight path