An AEROSPACE engineer claims to know the exact location of MH370 and believes the pilot was SUPERVISED.
The missing plane went missing in 2014 with 239 people on board en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, causing the world’s biggest aviation secret.
Military intelligence reported that the aircraft suddenly deviated from its destination in Beijing, China and headed west over the Indian Ocean.
Despite an extensive four-year search that cost £150 million, the wreckage was never found.
Theories for his disappearance included a terrorist hijacking, a catastrophic malfunction, or mass murder-suicide by one of the pilots.
But British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey believes he has pinpointed the location of the tragic plane, claiming the pilot’s “odd” heading suggests it was being “followed”.
Mr. Godfrey used new tracking technology to solve one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history.
He believes the plane is about 1,200 miles west of Perth, Australia, and lies at a depth of 4,000 meters at the base of the so-called Broken Ridge, an underwater plateau with a volcano and gorges in the southeastern Indian Ocean.
The engineer used a new tracking system called the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR), which he says looks like “a bunch of tripwires that work in all directions over the horizon to the other side of the globe.”
Godfrey combined the new technology with satellite communications data from the aircraft.
He says he found unusual patterns in the plane’s flight, including a 360-degree turn over the sea, which the expert says supports the theory that pilot Zachary Ahmad Shah intentionally blew the plane off course.
“Until now, everyone assumed there was a direct route, perhaps even on autopilot,” he told 60 Minutes.
“I believe there was an active pilot throughout the flight.”
According to Mr. Godfrey’s findings, the aircraft entered an unusual holding pattern for approximately 20 minutes three hours into flight.
He argues that the temporary stall may indicate that the pilot stopped to contact Malaysian authorities, despite officials saying that communication with the aircraft was lost 38 minutes after takeoff.
“It is strange to me if you are trying to lose a plane in the most remote part of the southern Indian Ocean that you [would] enter standby mode,” added Godfrey.
“Maybe he was talking to the Malaysian government, maybe he was checking to see if he was being followed.
“Perhaps he just needed time to decide where he would go next. I hope that if there is any contact with the Malaysian authorities, then in eight years they will want to make it public.”
THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING PLANE
The secret of MH370’s final journey is hidden in its black box, which records flight data and cockpit conversations. Only by recovering the wreckage of the plane will the authorities finally learn the truth.
Since 2014, 33 pieces of debris have been found in six countries, including South Africa and Madagascar, which experts say proves the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean.
The latest full-scale search for MH370 in 2018 by US robotics company Ocean Infinity, using unmanned underwater vehicles, covered almost 50,000 square miles, but nothing was found.
WSPR is currently being used to accurately calculate the final location of MH370 before it disappears.
Extensive testing of a new technology that tracks historical data on radio signals from aircraft has led experts to believe it can hone in on a more specific search area.
MH370 disappeared from radar after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and made an inexplicable U-turn from its planned flight path.
Eight years later, some investigators believe the plane’s captain made a series of zigzag moves to confuse air traffic control teams and evade radar.