The team suggests the plane nosedived into the Indian ocean at a 90 degree angle, which means it would have sunk to the bottom of the ocean in under a minute. That explains why rescuers did not find any debris or oil near to where they believe the plane crashed.
A computer generated image of the 'nosedive'
"The true final moments of MH370 are likely to remain a mystery until someday when its black box is finally recovered and decoded," lead author Professor Goong Chen said. "But forensics strongly supports that MH370 plunged into the ocean in a nosedive."