Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ‘Found’ in Cambodian Jungle By Using Google Maps
On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared from the radar while flying to Beijing Capital International Airport in China.
Communication was lost with the aircraft 38 minutes after takeoff and all 227 passengers and 12 crew were presumed dead. The doomed flight marked the deadliest incident in the history of Malaysia Airlines, and the search for the lost aircraft became the most expensive search in all of aviation. Now, one man is claiming to have found the missing airplane by simply using Google Maps.
Flight MH370 Lost Communication and Went Off Track
The plane lost communication with air traffic controllers as it was soaring over the South China Sea. The airplane was tracked on radar for another hour as it appeared to deviate from its flight path and headed toward the Indian Ocean.
The official investigation determined that Flight MH370 most likely ran out of gas before fatally plummeting into the sea, but to this day, nobody can confirm what truly happened.
A Tech Expert Claims to Have Located the Aircraft
Nearly a decade after Flight MH370 vanished, a ‘tech expert’ named Ian Wilson believes that he has located the missing MH370 flight.
The technology enthusiast claims that what’s left of the missing airplane can be found deep in the Cambodian jungle. “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,” he explained. “It’s just slightly bigger, but there’s a gap that would probably account for that.”
Wilson’s Discovery is Worth Looking Into
Given that minimal information is known about what happened to Flight MH370, Wilson’s theory may hold weight. The tech-savvy researcher has reason to believe his findings are legitimate.
“I was on [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,” he said. “And in the end, as you can see the place where the plane is. It is literally the greenest, darkest part you can see.”
The Tip About Flight MH370’s Whereabouts Could Be Credible
While the search for Flight MH370 has been ongoing since 2014, nobody has ever thought to use Google Maps to get a closer look at specific regions where the plane may have crashed.
Wilson seems to be confident of his apparent discovery – and so far, the Bureau of Aircraft Investigations Archives is open to following his lead. The Bureau has even admitted they haven’t been able to “rule out” the possibility of the wreckage belonging to Flight MH370.
Reports of Wreckage Being Found From Flight MH370 Have Been Surfacing for Years
Wilson’s findings first showed up on Google Earth back in 2018. There have been several other instances where parts of Flight MH370 were allegedly found.
Debris and miscellaneous items that once washed up on a Madagascan beach were once assumed to belong to the missing plane. However, the debris was proven to not match that of Flight MH370, and it was determined to have been made from ‘composite materials’ similar to the ones used on a Boeing 777 airplane.
Florida Researchers Think They Could Unlock Hidden Clues
Researchers in Florida also believe they have ways of tracking down the missing aircraft.
“Temperature data” from barnacles on sunken debris may hold the clues to what really happened on the day that Flight MH370 mysteriously vanished into thin air. They also believe that tracking the movement of sea creatures could put investigators on the right path to finding the missing airplane.
Biologists Have Conducted Their Own Research
Gregory Herbert, a professor of “evolutionary biology” at the University of South Florida, has spearheaded efforts to study possible areas where the plane went down.
He was inspired to help after viewing pictures of plane debris that washed up on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean in 2015. “As soon as I saw that, I immediately began sending emails to the search investigators because I knew the geochemistry of their shells could provide clues to the crash location,” he said.
Remains From Flight MH370 Have Been Reportedly ‘Spotted’ in Several Locations
Over the years, there have been a number of people claiming to know the whereabouts of the ill-fated airplane. While these claims may aim to be helpful, they have also given families false hope of getting real answers.
In 2019, a fisherman from Indonesia named Rusli Khusmin made headlines after he claimed that Flight MH370 crashed into the Sumatra Indonesian Sea. In September 2023, it was claimed that Flight MH370 was located near Perth, Australia, using radio technology. So far, none of these theories have been proven to be true.
Families of Those Lost on Flight MH370 Still Don’t Have Answers
The topic of Flight MH370 has always been controversial. While there have been many plane crashes throughout the history of aviation, it’s not common for a Boeing 777 to completely vanish without a trace.
There have been countless conspiracy theories that suggest the possibility of the plane being hijacked, the pilot deliberately crashing the plane into the ocean, and other grim theories that would have resulted in the airplane’s disappearance.
There Are Rampant Theories and Speculation About What Happened to the Plane
There has been worldwide fascination and intrigue regarding Flight MH370 ever since its strange disappearance. Despite investigators extensively examining the case and releasing a 1,500-page report on their findings, they still can’t confidently say what happened to the aircraft.
In 2023, Netflix released a 3-part documentary called “MH370: The Plane That Disappeared,” which detailed theories about what may have happened to the doomed Malaysian Airlines aircraft that was last seen in 2014.
Reddit Users Aren’t Convinced That the Airplane Has Finally Been ‘Found’
While many want to believe that Wilson’s theory about Flight MH370 being in the Cambodian jungle is true, Reddit users are certainly skeptical.
Several Reddit users poked holes in Wilson’s findings, with one person suggesting there “is simply no chance that a plane crashing into a forest would look anything like that exemplary image of either a carefully parked or flying plane.”
Pessimism or Common Sense?
Social media was quick to debunk Wilson’s claims using basic logic. Another Redditor pointed out that “planes like this which might seem to be on the ground but actually were flying when the satellite photo was taken.”
One major point of contention is that the Google Maps image of an airplane in the vicinity of the Cambodian jungle allegedly dates all the way back to 2004 – more than 10 years before Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared.