Man claims to have found the missing MH370 plane ‘on Google Earth’
The mystery of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is something that shows no sign of stopping any time soon. For those of you who don't remember it, MH370 was a scheduled international passenger flight that disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to its destination, Beijing Capital International Airport in China.
While bits of debris from the flight has been found on beaches in Zimbabwe, the main body of the plane and the people involved in the accident, have never been discovered. But, one man believes that has now discovered what could be the wreckage of the missing flight and, according to him, it's likely to be covered in bullet holes.
The Google Earth images appear to show what looks like the outline of the plane, which vanished alongside 239 passengers and crew.
Australian crash investigator Peter McMahon has spent years scouring NASA and Google Earth images since the plane disappeared in the Indian Ocean four years ago. However, McMahon now believes that he has found it and has even sent his findings to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau.
He believes that the aircraft is located 10 miles south of small islet Round Island - an area which was not included in the search operation. However, despite his claims that it could possibly the plane, the ATSB isn't so convinced.
"Mr McMahon contacted ATSB via Facebook and its general enquiries email in 2016 and 2017 respectively," said a spokesperson for the Bureau.
“At no stage did the ATSB suggest his evidence could be missing flight MH370."
"The images sent to ATSB by Mr McMahon, below, were captured on 6 Nov 2009, more than four years before the flight disappeared."
Mr McMahon, 64, told the Daily Star Online:
"Four Americans were sent to Australia to oversee the findings of MH370.
"They have made sure that all information received has been hidden from the public, even our government – but why?"
According to the expert, authorities "do not want it found as it's full of bullet holes, finding it will only open another inquiry."
Ghyslain Wattrelos, who lost his wife and children in the tragedy, also believes that the plan was gunned down and that authorities are doing all that they can to hide it. Ghyslain said:
"All the military from these countries have seen the plane, if we believe that version. Why are they silent?
"I do not know, but there are also other countries that have information like England with Inmarsat, with Rolls-Royce, like the United States with Boeing and like the FBI who went the next day and took the pilot's flight simulator and never said anything to the investigators.
"Why this silence? There is something we do not want to say in this story."
If, like the ATSB say, the photos are taken from 2009, then, of course, this is not the plane. But, other than Courtney Love's outrageous claim that she found it, McMahon is the only other person to seemingly have had a theory that has gained some traction. Maybe he is on to something?