Malaysian Airlines MH370 crashed into Ocean at high speed, possibly unmanned

MOSCOW — The missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared almost two years ago plunged into the Indian Ocean at an extremely high speed, which may indicate that there was no pilot at the helm at the moment of the crash, the news outlet The Australian reported, citing analysis from the Australian Defense Ministry scientists.

An automated signal received from the MH370 indicates that the Malaysian Airlines plane crashed into the ocean at a speed of up to 20,000 feet per minute (6,096 meters per minute), presumably on the morning of March 9, 2014, after the Boeing 777 ran out of fuel, causing its two engines to flame out.

According to Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Greg Hood, an analysis of the signal the plane emitted indicates a crash scenario where no pilot was controlling the aircraft.

Flight MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared from radar screens on March 8, 2014, less than an hour after takeoff. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board the Boeing 777 aircraft. PNA/Sputnik/