The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished on March 8, 2014, during its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, has taken a new twist. British sleuth and video producer Ian Wilson claims to have discovered the wreckage of the missing plane using Google Maps.

Technology expert Lan Wilson from the UK believes he located the plane in a high-altitude area of the Cambodian jungle, approximately 60 miles west of Phnom Penh.

According to Fox News, “I was on there [Google Earth], a few hours here, a few hours there. If you added it up, I spent hours searching for places a plane could have gone down. And in the end, as you can see, the place where the plane is. It is literally the greenest, darkest part you can see,” Wilson stated.

The image, which shows the outline of a large plane in a remote part of southern Cambodia, has sparked renewed interest and speculation.

However, experts caution that the image could simply be an aircraft flying directly below the satellite that photographed it.

The search for MH370 has been guided by satellite data provided by the company Inmarsat. The firm continued to exchange signals, known as “handshakes,” with the aircraft every hour before it disappeared. Inmarsat’s data outlined two possible corridors where the plane could have traveled: a northern corridor running from southern China to Uzbekistan, and a southern arc spanning the Indian Ocean.

Wilson’s claim aligns with the northern corridor, where the satellite exchanged its last handshake with the troubled plane. He told the Daily Star, “Initially, I thought it crashed into the sea. But then there’s the northern and southern corridors.” “That seventh ping is almost exactly where the plane is.”

Following Wilson’s revelation, and with a $69 million finder’s fee up for grabs, a group of experts hired a helicopter to scour the highlighted area. However, they reported no findings as of September 13, 2023.

The Chinese observation company Space View also examined the area using satellite images from 2015, 2016, and 2018 but found no evidence of any planes. “Sorry, no plane found there,” Space View tweeted.

The disappearance of MH370, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board, has remained one of the largest aviation mysteries, prompting extensive search operations spanning from the Indian Ocean to central Asia.

Families of those on board, still seeking closure, hope the renewed efforts will yield results. 

Meanwhile, amateur sleuths continue to use Google Maps, despite Google’s request for the public to avoid speculation based on non-live satellite images.

Malaysia’s prime minister has announced plans to reopen the investigation into MH370.

“If there’s a compelling case or evidence, we’re happy to reopen the investigation. We will do whatever needs to be done.” Anwar Ibrahim said (in Melbourne Confrence)

Malaysian transport minister Mr. Anthony Loke Siew Fook also stated, “The government is committed to finding MH370. We are waiting for Ocean Infinity to provide suitable dates, and I am ready to meet with them whenever they are prepared to come to Malaysia.”

The world continues to be fascinated by speculation and the introduction of new search initiatives.

the mystery of MH370. The quest for answers continues, driven by a collective yearning for resolution to one of aviation’s most enduring enigmas.

Also Read Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi’s Low-Key Wedding Confirmed by Jon Bon Jovi | “It Was a Very Small Family Wedding”

About Author
Saam Son

Saam Sons," a literary work, delves into the complex dynamics of family, exploring themes of heritage, identity, and conflict through rich storytelling and nuanced character development.

View All Articles

Related Posts