Australian engineer says he has found Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Google Earth – and bizarrely claims the aircraft’s wreckage is riddled with bullet holes

  • 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’

An Australian mechanical engineer has made the bizarre claim that he has found doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using Google Earth.

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.

An Australian mechanical engineer claims to have found doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using Google Earth, the first picture (above) shows what looks like a plane

An Australian mechanical engineer claims to have found doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using Google Earth, the first picture (above) shows what looks like a plane

The second picture shows what looks to be the front end of a plane and the cabin just below the water's surface

The second picture shows what looks to be the front end of a plane and the cabin just below the water’s surface

 

He took his claims one step further by saying he also believed US officials were refusing to search the area.

 

 
The search operation has lasted three years, spanned thousands of miles of ocean and unearthed just a few small fragments of wreckage. Pictured are six of the items either confirmed to be or highly likely to be from MH370

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.

According to Mr McMahon the wreckage of the flight is located 16km south of Round Island (pictured) which is 22.5km North of Mauritius, an area that has not been searched before

According to Mr McMahon the wreckage of the flight is located 16km south of Round Island (pictured) which is 22.5km North of Mauritius, an area that has not been searched before

The prevailing theory on the whereabouts of the plane (pictured) is that it crash landed in the Indian Ocean about six hours after take off

The prevailing theory on the whereabouts of the plane (pictured) is that it crash landed in the Indian Ocean about six hours after take off

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.