Thank you for posting this. And welcome to the Forum!!
I read this last night and wondered the same things that Em brought up. The riddled with bullets seems outlandish – how would anyone have that much ammunition on an airplane?? And the hint of conspiracy, that gov’t does not want 370 found… Then why did multi gov’ts spend hundreds of thousands or more trying to search for 370.
In addition, I wondered about heights / depths.
Under 3rd Google result for search term “water depth near Rodrigues Island”
“Port Mathurin is 130 metres long with a water depth of 7.6 metres”
7.6 metres = 24 ft 11 inches
My next question was… how tall is a fuselage without its landing gear (whether just not engaged, or ripped off in a crash)? To find that, I needed to know what type of plane was M370.
It was a Boeing 777. This page http://www.modernairliners.com/boeing-777/boeing-777-specs/ says the fuselage and this page http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acdata_php/acdata_7773_en.php give some dimensions.
The second link has this:
|Wing Span |60,93 m | 199 ft 11 in |
|Wing Area| 427,8 m² | 4605 ft²|
|Length| 73,80 m | 242 ft 2 in|
|Height|18,51 m | 60 ft 9 in|
Guessing, the bottom of the fuselage/storage area to top has to be over 20 ft without landing gear.
cached version: ( https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:91DH70PEFGYJ:https://courses.washington.edu/ie337/Boeing%20Tour%20Facts.pdf+&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us ) lists landing gear height as 14 ft or 4.27 m.
Tail height: Top of tail to ground 60 ft 9 in or 18.44 m
Somewhere in all these numbers we can estimate the height of the body, with no landing gear. Has to be over 20 feet high, right?
My point is, can an airplane be completely submerged if the water depth is 7.6 metres = 24 ft 11 inches ?? It seems to me the body of the plane would be higher than the waves.
That area is coral reefs, a destination for divers. Certainly divers would have spotted a plane in 4 years?
Another question I had was, were any wrecks occur near that island? I could not find any.
All that said…
Waves are so misleading. Remember all the images we saw? Whales; angels, ships…
Again, welcome to the group!