Phnom Penh, May 27: Was Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Found on Google Maps? If a recent claim by a technology expert is to be believed, then the baffling case of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), which vanished without a trace in 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, might have finally seen a breakthrough. Ian Wilson, a UK-based expert, claimed to have "found" what he believes are the debris of the missing aircraft using Google Earth, pinpointing its location deep within a Cambodian jungle. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Disappearance Timeline: Google Maps Solves MH370 Mystery? UK Expert Claims That Missing Flight Found in Cambodian Jungle.

According to a report by The Mirror, Wilson's assertion, based on satellite imagery from Google Maps, indicates an object measuring approximately 69 meters, which he suspects to be the ill-fated MH370. However, authorities have yet to corroborate his claims. Although widely covered by the media, Wilson's assertions lack official validation. His purported findings reignited speculation about the fate of MH370, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 That Went Missing Nine Years Ago Could Be Found in 'Days', Say Experts.

Wilson's claims add another layer to the ongoing saga of MH370. In 2018, a similar sighting on Google Earth prompted speculation, although no conclusive evidence emerged. The aircraft's vanishing remains one of aviation's most baffling mysteries. Despite numerous theories and extensive search efforts, the wreckage's exact whereabouts and circumstances remain elusive.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared from radar screens without a trace on March 8, 2014, while flying over the South China Sea, becoming one of Malaysia's deadliest aviation incidents and one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern times. The aircraft, which was headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members and all onboard were presumed dead. The disappearance of MH370 had also triggered a massive search operation, yielding only a few debris pieces washed ashore on distant islands. Malaysia Airlines Flight Lands Back in Sydney Three Hours After Take-Off Due to 'Disruptive Passenger'.

While Wilson's discovery has stirred public interest, it underscores the ongoing quest for answers surrounding MH370. Recent proposals, such as the one from Texas-based company Ocean Infinity, offer hope for renewed search efforts. Ocean Infinity's "no-cure, no-fee" approach suggests a willingness to undertake further exploration in the southern Indian Ocean, where the aircraft is presumed to have crashed. However, such endeavours hinge on official approval and financial considerations.

As the search for MH370's wreckage continues, fueled by both expert analyses and public intrigue, questions persist about the circumstances surrounding its disappearance. Wilson's claim, while provocative, awaits substantiation from authorities. Whether his discovery marks a breakthrough in the investigation or adds to the enduring enigma surrounding MH370 remains to be seen.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 27, 2024 02:59 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website