More than four years have passed since the international flight MH370 disappeared off the face of the earth, and we are still none the wiser as to its whereabouts.
The plane left Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport, but never made it to its intended destination of Beijing, China.
Some 227 passengers were on board at the time of the disappearance, as well as 12 crew, yet incredibly no one has a clue where the passenger jet is.
An extensive search has been unable to locate the aircraft, but one self-professed ‘amateur investigator’ thinks he might have succeeded where others have failed.
Peter McMahon, who claims to have more than 25 years’ experience working in crash investigations, believes he has found the remains of the aircraft by using a combination of NASA images and Google Earth.
Metro reports that mechanical engineer McMahon, who lives in Australia, has sent his findings to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau.
The body, which had assisted the Malaysian Ministry of Transport in earlier searches for the craft, has reportedly not ruled out the possibility of McMahon’s findings being accurate.
If he is correct, the remains of the plane are just south of Île Ronde (Round Island), an uninhabited island to the north of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
Île Ronde was not part of the area initially searched during investigations into the crash, though there were reported sightings elsewhere in the Indian Ocean following the 2014 disappearance.
There were rumoured sightings in the Maldives (2,000 miles from the island) and the Andaman Islands (3,000 miles away) in the days and weeks after the disappearance, but these were never confirmed.
Furthermore, a piece of debris found near Rodrigues Island, 350 miles from Mauritius, in 2016 was found to be ‘consistent with’ the missing craft.
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