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Tech expert claims to have discovered wreckage of missing MH370 plane on Google Maps

Tech expert claims to have discovered wreckage of missing MH370 plane on Google Maps

Ian Wilson attempted to journey to the site after spotting it on Google Maps.

A Google Maps wizz may have discovered where the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight could lie.

A decade on, the MH370 passenger jet disappearance remains one of the most bizarre aviation mysteries in history.

On March 8 2014, 227 passengers and 12 crew members boarded a Boeing 777 plane from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia and were due to touch down at Beijing Capital International Airport in China hours later.

However, just before entering Vietnamese airspace over the South China Sea, the plane’s transponder was switched off.

An hour later, the Malaysian military radar lost contact with the plane over the Andaman Sea.

Despite an Inmarsat satellite clocking Flight 370 at 8.11 am, the aircraft never made it to its destination and was later presumed missing.

Ten years later, the missing flight still has a large question mark hovering over it.

Despite extensive search operations taking place in Malaysia, Australia and Chinese waters, officials are no closer to finding the wreckage.

However, a tech expert believes they may have discovered the crash site by browsing Google Maps.

In 2018, Ian Wilson spoke out and theorised that the Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight crashed deep in the Cambodian jungle.

“I was on there [Google Maps], 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,” the video producer told The Mirror.

“And in the end, as you can see, the place where the plane is. It is literally the greenest, darkest part you can see.

National Geographic
National Geographic

“Measuring the Google sighting, you’re looking at around 69 meters, but there looks to be a gap between the tail and the back of the plane.

“It’s just slightly bigger, but there’s a gap that would probably account for that.”

Ian and his brother, Jackie, attempted to visit the site in the jungle but had to abandon their mission due to dangerous conditions.

Speaking about their journey with the Daily Star, Ian said: "It was so dangerous, every time we came to a river, where the waterfall would be crossing, it might only be 10 metres the other side but you've got no idea how deep it is, it's about a foot deep and it goes up past your thighs.”

He added that he would ‘love to go’ exploring again but that cash is a barrier.

"I hope to go again, months after I was like, 'I'm up for going again', definitely want to do this again but it's just the money.”

If the tech expert does prove to be correct then it could mean the families of the missing passengers could gain some well-deserved closure on the horrific situation.

Google Maps
Google Maps

Earlier this year, Malaysian transport minister Anthony Loke vowed to up the stakes in his country’s search for the missing plane.

Speaking at a press conference in Melbourne, he said: “We have taken the position that if there is a compelling case, evidence that it needs to be re-opened, we’re certainly happy to reopen.

“Whatever needs to be done must be done and the search must go on.”

Ocean Infinity, a Texas-based company that has twice attempted to locate the plane, has allegedly also made a new offer.

They’ve said that they will issue a search party to an area of the Indian Ocean on a ‘no find, no fee’ basis to secure the wreckage.

Featured Image Credit: National Geographic / Google Maps