New Delhi, March 19: In yet another sensational twist to what has now become the greatest mystery of the aviation history, an Australian mechanical engineer has claimed to have located the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which went missing on March 8, 2014. Flight MH370, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers on board, had vanished off radars.
Australian mechanical engineer Peter McMahon, who claims to be a crash investigator, has said that he has located MH370 wreckage close to Round Island just north of Mauritius. The 64-year-old claims to have worked on crash investigations for over 25 years and said he has searched through NASA, Google Maps since MH370’s mysterious disappearance. (Also Read: Malaysia says no mystery over ‘missing’ MH370 search ship)
Adding to his sensational claim of tracking down MH370 in an area which was not included in the search area marked by international teams, McMahon said the wreckage appears to be have several bullet holes. McMahon said he had event sent his findings to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau, which confirmed it could be the missing craft, The Sun reported.
Last year, an American amateur investigator, Blaine Gibson, handed other possible MH370 debris to Australian officials, saying several pieces were blackened by flames, raising the prospect of a flash fire on board. (Also Read: Top 10 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in The World)
Gibson, a lawyer, who has travelled the world trying to solve the MH370 mystery, told Australian reporters the debris had washed up in Madagascar.
The MH370 is believed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean, but an extensive deep-sea hunt off Australia’s west coast is drawing to a close with nothing found yet.
However, several pieces of debris that apparently drifted thousands of kilometres toward the African coast have been identified as definitely or probably from the Boeing 777.
Those finds have confirmed the plane went down but have so far shed no light on why and have fuelled questions over whether the official search is focused in the right area.
(With inputs from agencies)