Reporting the Discovery
Below is a list of some of the correspondence I have had with government agencies and/or relevant MH370 search authorities:-
On the 22nd September 2015, received the following confirmation response from the JACC Director:-
(Have included full email text as it has some important points)
Dear Mr Cavaiuolo,
Thank you for your phone call and email yesterday about your work on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
I can confirm that we have received and reviewed all the information forwarded from Sir Angus’s office to the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) last week. We also received and reviewed your earlier reports, sent to the the Deputy Prime Minister and the JACC in April this year.
We are aware of reports that some residents of the Maldives saw an aircraft on the day MH370 disappeared. The last satellite contact with MH370 and the fuel limits of the aircraft mean that it could not have reached the Maldives during daylight hours. The best available evidence points to the aircraft being found in close proximity to a long but narrow area in the southern Indian Ocean known as the 7th arc. Theories suggesting the aircraft is located near the Maldives are not supported by known facts or careful analysis.
You are correct in your assumption that Australia’s contribution to finding MH370 is the search in the southern Indian Ocean. As your view is that the aircraft may be in an area that is not in Australia’s search and rescue region, the Malaysian government is the appropriate recipient for your work and I note that you have already sent it to them.
Thank you for your interest in the search.
Joint Agency Coordination Centre
Thank you kindly for confirming your department received and reviewed my information as I do appreciate the department would receive a great deal of correspondence form the general public with best endeavours to help in some way towards this most important cause. Thank you also for confirming my understanding about the Malaysian Government’s ultimate responsibility for dealing with possible search locations outside of the SIO. Whilst I continue to have concerns about certain assumptions made in the Inmarsat Satellite report (since if the assumptions are not accurate, then the concluded flight path along the 7th Arc would also not be accurate), I do however respect the position taken in relation to that report and the dedicated effort and resources being applied by our Australian search team to locate the missing MH370.
- I sincerely wish your people and the Australian search team well in the remaining search efforts.
In the meantime, as I remain firm in regards to what the correlating evidence in my analysis is indicating, I will continue to refine and research my findings and any future data, and will be pleased to share any new information with your department and the other MH370 search authorities if it seems relevant.
Thank you once again for taking the time review my findings,
On the 21st September 2015, Emailed JACC to follow up 15th September correspondence.
On the 15th September 2015, Emailed my summary brief to Sir Angus’ office. On the 16th September 2015, I received a respond thanking me and advising that my information has been forwarded to the JACC and copied to the Communications Officer of the ATSB for their attention, since Sir Angus has not been involved with the MH370 search for some time.
On the 14th September 2015, met and spoke briefly with the retired Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston (at the Adelaide Town Hall) following his presentation talk at the 2015 Annual Hawke Lecture regarding his involvement in both MH17 and MH370 disasters. After a short discussion about MH370 and my findings relating to this object near the Maldives, Sir Angus suggested I send my report to his office.
On the 28th August 2015, Emailed a summary brief of the correlating evidence findings to the National Transport Safety Board (NTSB). Email Ref: MH370 INFO: Object that may be the MH370 main fuselage. Acknowledgement received on 2nd September 2015 with thanks and advising that my information has been passed onto their MH370 Investigators. NTSB also advised that in accordance with international accident investigation treaties (ICAO Annex 13), the Malaysian Ministry of Transportation is leading the investigation and they have delegated the search efforts to the Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB).
On the 23rd August 2015, Emailed a summary brief of the correlating evidence findings to the MH370 Malaysia investigation Team at the Department of Civil Aviation (Attention: Director General – DCA) and also to the Malaysia Airlines CEO). Email Ref: Object that may be MH370 Fuselage - Disclosure Brief to Malaysia Airlines & DCA. Email resent 25th August 2015, and acknowledgement received from the DCA office on the same day. On 27th August 2015, I followed up on the status of my information, and received a response the same day from the Malaysia MH370 Secretariat acknowledging receipt of my information pack and that it was forwarded onto her superiors for review. To date, no reply received at all from the Malaysia CEO office and, no further responses from the Malaysia – DCA regarding the content of my information pack, nor any indication of any interest in searching my object location.
On the 25th May 2015, I received an acknowledgement letter from the PM office thanking me for
my information, however it did not confirm whether the object I identified would be investigated
to confirm if it is indeed MH370.
Also, since publishing the mid April report, I continued to investigate my findings and was able
to find further correlating evidence - from independent sources!
On the 17th April 2015, a full copy of the detailed report was emailed to the Australian
Government for the urgent attention of the Australian Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister
(and Minister Of Transport) and an information copy of the full report was also sent to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB),
for the attention of the MH370 project team. The report was accompanied by a request that
this object be further investigated to confirm what it is. I trust my report will be reviewed promptly.
For the benefit of others like myself, who have been intrigued and bemused by the disappearance of MH370,
and in particular for the families and friends of the lost souls on board MH370, I decided to
share my findings (via this website) by including extracts from my report, in the hope that this discovery
may provide a new independently assessed lead for the current search efforts, and potentially new hope to
all who are still searching for an answer.