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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Official report: plane ‘spiraled’ into sea

9 Oct, 2014

The first official report on the disappearance of MH370 is released by the Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB). The report concludes¬†concludes that the Boeing 777’s right-hand engine was likely to have failed first, followed by the left engine, causing the plane to spiral into the ocean. For purposes of the report, the¬†investigators assumed that the plane was flying on auto pilot at around 35,000ft and at a speed of more than 460mph.

This scenario resulted in the aircraft entering a descending, spiraling, low bank angle left-hand turn and the aircraft entering the water a relatively short distance after the last engine flame out.