MH370: What is Wrong With The Graphic Below?

The following article was originally published on Medium at this link: https://medium.com/@mikechillit_79679/mh370-what-is-wrong-with-the-graphic-below-ad47eaf47c6e


A) it incorrectly identifies the length and location of the “7th BTO arc”;

Figure 1: Credits include Wikipedia, Andrew Heneen; Wikipedia caption: “The shifting search zones for Flight 370 in the Southern Indian Ocean. The inset shows the path taken by the vessel ADV Ocean Shield operating a towed pinger locator, acoustic detections, and the sonar search. The underwater phase (both the wide area search and priority area) is shown in pink.”
Figure 1: Credits include Wikipedia, Andrew Heneen; Wikipedia caption: “The shifting search zones for Flight 370 in the Southern Indian Ocean. The inset shows the path taken by the vessel ADV Ocean Shield operating a towed pinger locator, acoustic detections, and the sonar search. The underwater phase (both the wide area search and priority area) is shown in pink.”
Figure 2: Mirror ping rings in green intersect at the only two locations the plane could have been when the final ping was broadcast at 00:19 UTC, March 8, 2014. The northern possibility was quickly ruled out. The “Seventh Arc” is shown as a red vertical line that connects the two possible crash locations.
Figure 2: Mirror ping rings in green intersect at the only two locations the plane could have been when the final ping was broadcast at 00:19 UTC, March 8, 2014. The northern possibility was quickly ruled out. The “Seventh Arc” is shown as a red vertical line that connects the two possible crash locations.
Figure 3: Three Euclidean Geometry basics familiar to most, and useful for those searching for the plane’s endpoint.
Figure 3: Three Euclidean Geometry basics familiar to most, and useful for those searching for the plane’s endpoint.
Figure 4: Visual of MH370’s terminal location. Map features were originally crafted by Andrew Heneen, and published by Wikipedia.
Figure 4: Visual of MH370’s terminal location. Map features were originally crafted by Andrew Heneen, and published by Wikipedia.
Figure 5: Overview of the 70 kilometer by 14 kilometer abyss where MH370 came to rest.
Figure 5: Overview of the 70 kilometer by 14 kilometer abyss where MH370 came to rest.
Figure 4: Overview of the 70 kilometer by 14 kilometer abyss where MH370 came to rest.
Figure 6: Overview of Perth Basin west of the Australian Continent. Three Seamounts dot the Basin’s western perimeter.
Figure 7: MH370’s reconstructed flightpath is shown in yellow, including the location of each of seven pings. The pilot may have created an autopilot master prior to the flight or during the flight. There is no indication that the plane’s heading changed even minutely between ping #3 north of the Equator and the final ping above Zenith Abyss.
Figure 7: MH370’s reconstructed flightpath is shown in yellow, including the location of each of seven pings. The pilot may have created an autopilot master prior to the flight or during the flight. There is no indication that the plane’s heading changed even minutely between ping #3 north of the Equator and the final ping above Zenith Abyss.