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Thanks for the link, I have been following this for years. I have a Google alert setup to notify of news related to the flight.
Short side story. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vanished/
Years ago on NOVA they had story about a small commuter airliner that was about 5 minutes out from landing on a clear night. All was going well, then suddenly without explanation the plane disappeared. No evidence of the plane was found. It just vanished! Lots of conspiracy theories followed because planes just don't vanish on clear night 5 minutes from landing.... 53 years later the mystery was resolved. The plane was off course, but the pilots did not know it, they reported they were 5 minutes from landing, but they were much further away. The plane hit a mountain and fell into a glacier and was quickly covered by snow so it could not be found. Over the years the plane slowly moved down the glacier and was discovered when it appeared at the bottom. It was found by climbers who thought it was strange to see an car engine at 21,000 feet above sea level, which of course turned out to be the missing plane's engine from over 5 decades earlier.
.... sometimes it takes a very long time for mysteries to get solved. Let's take the case of MH370 for example, what if it is found 5 decades from now, and it turns out the current search efforts passed directly over it during the 1st week, but for whatever reasons, the plane was not detected on the ocean floor, thus all the time since then has been wasted exploring new areas. Not suggesting that is the case, just saying when the plane is found, the reason why it took so long to find it will likely be a simple explanation, just like the one in the NOVA story.