- Mechanical engineer Peter McMahon claims to have located the missing plane
- Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing in 2014 after leaving Kuala Lumpur
- Mr McMahon claims the wreckage is located near island 22.5km from Mauritius
- He also claims that authorities refuse to search because it’s ‘full of bullet holes’
Peter McMahon, who has a background in crash investigations, said he used Google Earth to locate the wreckage of the flight which went missing in 2014, The Daily Star reported.
According to Mr McMahon’s claims, the wreckage of the flight is located 16km south of Round Island, which is 22.5km north of Mauritius, in an area of the ocean that has not been searched before.
He took his claims one step further by saying he also believed US officials were refusing to search the area.
Four American investigators had been sent to Australia to work on the MH370 case but he believes they are keeping crucial information hidden.
‘They have made sure that all information received has been hidden from the public, even our government, but why,’ he said.
‘…(they) do not want it found as it’s full of bullet holes, finding it will only open another inquiry.’
Mr McMahon also made the sensational claim that the wreckage of the plane is full of bullet holes.
In one of the two images what looks to be the outline of an aircraft can be seen just below the water’s surface while the second picture shows what looks to be the front end of a plane.
Mr McMahon said he sent the information to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) and they where unable to rule out completely that it wasn’t the missing plane.
The prevailing theory on the whereabouts of the plane is that it crash landed in the Indian Ocean about six hours after take off.
Radar imaging at the time showed the flight taking a sharp change in course less than 60 minutes after take off before vanishing form radar completely.
The flight had 239 passengers on board plus the flight crew.
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