|Quoting AngMoh (Reply 50):|
Just have a look at this article about how little was found back from MI185:http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalk...e-terrible-implications-for-mh370/Now imagine that type of destruction at an unknown location in the sea...
A 772ER has a far greater structure than a 737, there would be proportionally more to show up. Additionally the example you quoted fell into a swampy area with strong tides and mud flow that quickly claimed much of the wreckage. If MH370 ended up in open water there should be rather more wreckage floating about.
My theory (for what its worth - very little) is that the plane suffered a major electrical failure, the crew then attempted a divert and ran out of luck somewhere along the coastline of the South China Sea. This would explain the lack of messages, no sightings of any floating debris in open water, and as they would have descended to low level no radar traces.
I know little if anything about the Gulf of Thailand, but it seems that its a relatively sheltered piece of fairly shallow water bordered by a number of Countries. On that basis it ought to have quite a number of cargo ships plus a lot of fishing vessels. none of which to datge have reported anything.