An MH370 expert has claimed to know the exact location of the plane which went missing on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing in China.
All 239 passengers and crew are missing, baffling the world, but now British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey thinks robotic scanners will be able to locate the wreckage as early as next year.
Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity announced on the 8th anniversary of the disappearance that it would begin a new search in early 2023, in collaboration with Mr Godfrey.
The expert pinpointed the crash site at 33.177°S 95.300°E and told The Sun he had narrowed the search area down to just 115 square miles.
Ocean Infinity will use newly built “state of the art” autonomous robotic vessels to navigate the area which is 88 nautical miles wide by 183 nautical miles long.
The same company searched the area to no avail in 2018, but it is hoped the new technology will lead to the discovery of the Boeing 777.
Mr Godfrey believes the wreckage may have been hidden under the sediment that covered the craft after it was moved by volcanic activity underwater.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Richard said: “Ocean Infinity has come up with new technology which is still a significant step forward.
“It’s a much smaller area, it allows them to be more efficient, it allows them to go back and forth as many times as they want.
“It should only take a few more weeks, there is a general feeling that if we go back for another search, it will be the last.”
Richard says the CEO of Ocean Infinity will now meet Malaysia’s Transport Minister and offer him a “no find, no cost” deal.
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If found, the price to recover the plane on behalf of the country will be $70m (£57.26m), according to Mr Godfrey.
But, interestingly, Mr Godrey thinks some might not want the plane found.
He said: “I feel like there are people who don’t want MH370 found, there might be something about the theft, maybe something in the cargo, that might still be in the wreckage that they don’t want to be found.”