Larry Vance has spent a lifetime in aviation. His background as a training pilot, flight test examiner, and civil aviation inspector led to a career as a professional accident investigator.
He was Investigator-In-Charge for over 200 field investigations, including the Swissair 111 crash investigation for which he received a Government of Canada Certification of Recognition. He also received the prestigious Government of Canada Merit Award for writing the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's Manual of Investigation Operations.
He continues to work on high-profile investigations worldwide and provides investigator training to international clients, including to government investigative agencies.
On March 8th, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with 239 people on board, disappeared into the dark of the night, never to be heard from again. The disappearance of MH370 has been described as the “greatest mystery in the history of aviation“. Despite the efforts of an international investigation team, and millions of dollars spent searching the ocean bottom for the wreckage site, no one has been able to determine what really happened. Until now...
For this book, three professional accident investigators, each with decades of real-world experience in crash dynamics, examined the available evidence. The results of their work reveal the actual sequence of events, and what really happened to MH370. This book uses plain language, easy to understand schematics, and clear photos of the actual wreckage to bring the evidence to life. Even those with little or no aviation connection will be able to understand and appreciate the validity of this eye-opening analysis.
You will see that the official investigation was deficient. They missed, or misinterpreted, crucial evidence that was available on the recovered wreckage pieces. Therefore, they used incorrect assumptions about what was happening onboard MH370 when they calculated the boundaries for their search zones. This book will reveal why the multi-million dollar ocean bottom search efforts had almost no chance of success.
You will be guided through a basic investigation and analysis process to show what caused MH370 to disappear from radar, and to fly on an unexplained and mysterious track that led to the southern Indian Ocean.
Many people have presented theories to try to explain the MH370 disappearance. This book shows you a basic investigation framework where theories that are based on speculation and guesswork can be invalidated. You are left with only one scenario that is totally based on confirmed facts. The known and indisputable evidence fits with only one chain of events, and that is the chain of events presented by the author.
With this book, the mystery of MH370 has been solved.
In August 2016, Larry Vance provided his opinions about MH370 to 60 Minutes Australia, and those opinions went worldwide in the media. This book, released on May 23rd, 2018, points to significant deficiencies in the official investigation, examines all available evidence in plain language, and debunks speculative theories by showing how they do not fit with the entire stream of existing evidence.