Revealed: what happened in final moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The missing flight Malaysia Airlines 370 was hurtling towards the sea with no one at the controls when it made its final satellite communication, according to a new report.
Analysis from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau may have come up with the best indication of what happened during the final moments of the doomed flight, which went missing more than two years ago.
According to the new report which looked in depth at satellite communications going to and from the plane, it is thought to have been in a “high and increasing rate of descent at that time”.
Australian investigators simulated what could have happened just before the Boeing 777 flight was lost.
They believe that the craft would have been spiralling in its final moments in the air, dropping at a staggering 25,000 feet every minute at a speed of 284 mph.
The findings come after analysis of a flaperon, one of the wing control surfaces on an aircraft, which was found from the doomed flight.
This latest analysis appears to disprove one supposition that the pilot had still been at the controls of the plane when it landed in the sea.
According to aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas, the key piece of information to come out of the report is that the flap, which was discovered in Tanzania, was stowed.
He said this proved that the craft was not being flown, but that the most likely theory was it was completely out of control, had run out of fuel and was spinning into the sea at high speeds.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
It last made contact with air traffic control when it was flying over the South China Sea, less than an hour after taking off.
It vanished from air traffic controllers’ radar screens, although Malaysian military radar tracked its path as it deviated westwards away from its planned route.
However, it disappeared from all radar screens as it reached the Andaman sea, and crashed somewhere carrying 227 passengers from 15 different countries, as well as 12 Malaysian crew members.
Despite huge multi-national search efforts, only small pieces of debris have ever been located and the bulk of the craft has never been found.
Former US Department of Transportation inspector general Mary Schiavo said the latest report added weight to the theory that no one was planning to land the plane on water.