Title: Geopolitics in the search for the disappeared Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370

Authors: Alfred Wong

Addresses: Friends of Aboriginal Health, Post Box 34173, Vancouver, V6J 4N1, Canada

Abstract: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 flying on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared in the early morning of 8 March, 2014. The last radar-tracked position of the aircraft was some 400 km off Penang Island. After nearly three years of oceanic search of the anticipated crash site of MH370 in the area off the western coast of Australia, absolutely nothing tangible has been found to date. In mid 2015, some debris of the missing aircraft were found off the coast of southeastern Africa. The origin of the recovered flotsam (of MH370) could have been almost anywhere in the western half of the Indian Ocean. The probable crash site might be better identified if the fundamentals of the causes of the crash were examined additionally from the viewpoint of prevailing geopolitics and social psychology of the pilots.

Keywords: air flight; Australia; disappearance; geopolitics; Indian Ocean; Malaysian Airlines.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFE.2018.094045

International Journal of Forensic Engineering, 2018 Vol.4 No.1, pp.47 - 74

Available online: 02 Aug 2018 *

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