MH370 ‘breakthrough’ as expert claims to find missing plane after tracking jet

An expert claims to have discovered the location of missing jet MH370 which disappeared mid-flight in 2014 and has not been found since.

Aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has revealed a potential new location for the missing plane after he was interviewed on Channel 7’s Sunrise programme in Australia.

The British expert claims that the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean 1,993km west of Perth, Western Australia, and now lies 4,000m below sea level.

Godfrey published his report on the missing aeroplane on November 30 and hopes that the revelation will prompt a new search in the new year.

The Boeing 777 went missing after it set off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia for Beijing, China on March 8, 2014.

It was carrying 239 passengers and crew on board when air traffic control lost contact and was never heard from again, prompting speculation and conspiracy theories about what had happened to the doomed jet.

Several pieces of debris from the aircraft washed ashore in the western Indian Ocean during 2015 and 2016.

Godfrey has claimed that by using revolutionary tracking technology he can track an aircraft anywhere and at any time, going back as far as 2009.

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The initial search for the missing jet lasted for three years, followed by another six-month search in 2018. It was the most expensive in aviation history.

Speaking on the Sunrise programme on Wednesday, Godfrey said he was "very confident" that he had identified where MH370's final resting place is located.

He said: "We have quite a lot of data from the satellite, we have oceanography, drift analysis, we have the performance data from Boeing, and now this new technology.

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"All four align with one particular point in the Indian Ocean."

Godfrey alleges that the crash was a "hijacking" and an "act of terrorism" by pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who "decided to divert his aircraft and make it disappear in one of the remotest places in the world."

The proposed crash location is in the zone where the University of Western Australia, Head of Oceanography Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi had earlier claimed MH370 is located.

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Professor Pattiaratchi had previously said: “The only possible conclusion from an oceanographic and recovered debris perspective is that MH370 lies in the southern Indian Ocean.

"A total of 33 pieces have been found by 16 unrelated people in six counties with most being identified as being from MH370 or a Boeing 777."

The West Australian Aviation Editor Geoffrey Thomas has described the new report as a "huge breakthrough" and expects a new search to be launched next summer.

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