by Peter Lee
8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 takes off from Kuala Lumpur and flies into oblivion. Wild theories and impossible solutions have been offered by unqualified and ill-informed writers. This book provides neither. It analyses the facts and provides the only explanation that makes any sense. If you read no other book about this mystery, read this one.
The author is a former military pilot and air traffic control officer. He analyses and breaks down the exact sequence of events that took place on the night of 8 March 2014 when flight MH 370 vanished from the face of the Earth. He looks only at the facts and has worked out the only possible and believable explanation that covers everything we know about this flight from take-off to its ultimate fate. He explains the crucial significance of the position where the aircraft vanished from Malaysia’s radar screens, and why that precise location was chosen by the perpetrator of this disappearance. And he shows why the route that the aircraft subsequently followed was not accidental, but entirely deliberate, and chosen for one very specific reason.
He also analyses some of the alternative explanations that have been offered, including the conspiracy theories, and looks at the latest information from the Far East. Some books on this subject were rushed into print before the few indisputable facts were known, and many have been based on little more than the author's personal opinion, almost irrespective of these facts, or have been founded on apparently factual information that has since been discredited.
This book starts off with no preconceptions at all. The author looks only at the facts of the matter. He explains exactly how the aircraft systems - things like SSR, ACARS and ADS-B - work, and provides an overview of the satellite communications system that was able to provide basic tracking data for the aircraft long after voice communications ceased. He explains the crucial significance of the position where the aircraft vanished from Malaysia's radar screens, and why the route that the aircraft subsequently followed was not accidental, but entirely deliberate, and chosen for one very specific reason. He concludes his analysis by explaining approximately where the aircraft is now, which has been confirmed by wreckage from the aircraft that has subsequently been found.
As a military controller, Peter Lee has previously been involved in aircraft accident and investigation procedures as apart of his job. He was solely responsible for deducing the precise reason, and the specific sequence of events, that led to the loss of a Royal Navy Sea Harrier in the North Irish Sea some years ago, an event that at first sight appeared completely inexplicable, and was the principal expert witness at the subsequent Board of Inquiry. In the case of flight MH 370, he has turned that same critical eye on this disappearance, and his explanation for what happened is both logical and believable.