Aviation

Aussie engineer claims MH370 piece had bullet holes

The details and updates regarding Malaysia Airlines’ missing MH370 are becoming increasingly complex.

As researchers claim to have found pieces in Western Australia and off the coast of Africa, the real story behind the plane’s disappearance is still unsolved.

Now, an Australian mechanical engineer is claiming to have found pieces of the plane near Mauritius and added that the piece seemingly had bullet holes in it.

The engineer, Peter McMahon, is an aviation veteran who has spent a quarter of a century looking for and investigating plane crashes.

McMahon says he has been attempting to solve the MH370 since it first went down in early 2014.

The latest discovery?

McMahon is sure he has found pieces of the plane using Google Earth images and has even pinpointed the very location of the crash site, roughly 16 kilometres off Mauritius.

Coincidentally, this is an area yet to be investigated by researchers.

Speaking to the Daily Star Online about his discoveries, McMahon said: “Four Americans were sent to Australia to oversee the findings of MH370.

“They have made sure that all information received has been hidden from the public, even our government – but why?”

Adding, “…(they) do not want it found as it’s full of bullet holes, finding it will only open another inquiry.”

The Google images McMahon is claiming the plane can be seen in are below:

The outline of part of an aircraft is visible just below the surface of the water. Picture:Google EarthWhat appears to be a piece of the front cabin can be seen south of Rodrigues Island, also close by

McMahon has sent these findings to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB), who have confirmed it might be the missing plane.

Earlier this month, Malaysian officials flagged June as the likely end date for the missing flight.

The current mission, in partnership with a Texas-based company and their ship Ocean Infinity, will finish their 90-day search in mid-June.

Malaysia signed a “no cure, no fee” deal with Ocean Infinity in January.

Civil aviation chief of Malaysia Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the 90-day search will be spread over a few months due to the time it takes to refuel the vessel during the mission.

Azharuddin said the search is going smoothly and is expected to end by mid-June.

Speaking at a remembrance event held at a shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur, Azharuddin said: “The whole world, including the next of kin, have (new) hope to find the plane for closure.

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