A group of aviation experts believe that they have located the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, more than six years after the airplane vanished on March 8, 2014.
The Daily Mail reported that engineer Victor Ianello and his team, based in the United States, announced the discovery on aviation news site, AirLive, early this week.
Iannello was one of four experts who had worked on the crash site study.
The plane’s wreckage was never found, with only a few fragments washing up on the shores of islands in the western Indian Ocean.
lannello believes the Boeing 777 flew 4,340km past Indonesia, before it plunged into the South Indian Ocean near the coordinates of S34.2342 and E93.7875, about 2,070km off the coast of Perth, Australia.
He was quoted on AirLive as saying that there are “better than even odds” that the plane is within 100 nautical miles of its last estimated point.
Another aviation expert, Byron Bailey, said investigators have been looking in the “wrong spot”.
He claims that the search was within 30km of where he estimates that the plane’s wreckage is situated.
He also believes that the pilot was trying to ditch the aircraft as far south as possible so that little wreckage would be found.
The disappearance of MH370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board, continues to baffle experts, and is regarded as the aviation industry’s greatest mystery.
The last operation to locate the aircraft ended in May 2018, when United States-based exploration company Ocean Infinity failed to locate the aircraft after searching more than 112,000sq km of the ocean floor over three months. Nst