Peter McMahon, 64, an Australian mechanical engineer has claimed to have located the aircraft on Google earth. The engineer, who says he has worked in crash investigations for more than 25 years, insists he has discovered the missing aircraft. The amateur crash investigator has spent years poring over NASA and Google Maps images since the plane disappeared in the Indian Ocean four years ago and claims he have located the aircraft.
McMahon claimed that the wreckage of the flight is located 16km south of Round Island, which is 22.5km north of Mauritius, in an area of the ocean that has not been searched before.
He added that he sent his findings to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau, which confirmed it could be the missing craft. But he claims they were then told by US officials to stick to the assigned area of the Indian Ocean.
He took his claims one step further by stating that US officials neglected to search the area and Four Americans were sent to Australia to oversee the findings of MH370 and believes they are keeping crucial information hidden.
‘They have made sure that all information received has been hidden from the public, even our government, but why,’ he said.
Four years has been passed since the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 MH370 carrying 239 people went missing mysteriously from the radar shortly after take-off. Till now the plane which is believed to have crashed haven’t been completely recovered although small wreckage have been found.
Search operations costing £115m was undertaken by China, Australia, and Malaysia which ended unsuccessfully in January 2017 and new search mission had begun. This could be a milestone in the searching of the mysteriously vanished aircraft.
The primary search was called off in 2017 after searching 120000 square kilometer; new search project was started by US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity on No find No Fee basis and still the plane haven’t been found until now.