Missing Flight MH370 Was 'Deliberately' Taken Off Course, Expert Claims
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Malaysian flight MH370, which went missing in 2014, was 'deliberately taken off course by pilot' and is located 1,933km west of Perth, an expert now claims.
Theories surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have circulated since the plane vanished on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia to Beijing Capital International Airport.
227 passengers and 12 crew on board the aircraft are all presumed dead. However, no remains have ever been found. The disappearance has become known as the deadliest incident involving a Boeing 777.
Now, however, British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey says he believes there 'was an active pilot for the whole flight' – which would mean the plane itself was not at fault.
Godfrey also uncovered unusual patterns in the route the plane took, such as strange 360º turns above the ocean, which he has used to back up his theory.
The Boeing 777 disappeared just a few hours after took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. Around 38 minutes later, it is said contact with Malaysian authorities cut out.
Speaking to 60 Minutes earlier this year, Godfrey said: "Everyone has assumed up until now there was a straight path, perhaps even on autopilot. I believe there was an active pilot for the whole flight."
Godfrey claims that, three hours after take-off, the plane entered an unexpected holding pattern, which lasting roughly 20 minutes.
The manoeuvre would usually delay an aircraft already in flight, while keeping it in a certain airspace as the pilot waits for clearance from Air Traffic Control before landing.
Godfrey explained that the temporary delay could suggest the pilot stopped to contact Malaysian authorities, perhaps because he thought they were being followed.
He said: "It's strange to me, if you're trying to lose an aircraft in the most remote part of the Southern Indian Ocean, that you [would] enter a holding pattern.
"He may have been communicating with the Malaysian government, he may have been checking whether he was being followed.”
Despite an extensive $200 million search of a 120,000 square metre area, no wreckage has of flight MH370 has been discovered.
However, Godfrey has tracked disturbances the plane's final path made in radio frequencies across the world, and believes that MH370 crashed roughly 1,933km west of Perth, Australia.
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