An MH370 expert has claimed to know the exact location of the lost plane.
All 239 passengers and crew on board the Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared along with the plane on March 8, 2014.
British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey claims he has narrowed the search area for the plane to just 115 square miles, the Daily Star reports.
The plane disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, and is said to have crashed.
Godfrey believes he has now determined the location of the crashed plane at 33,177°S 95,300°E.
Maritime robotics company Ocean Infinity announced on the 8th anniversary of the disappearance that they will launch a new search in early 2023, in partnership with Mr. Godfrey.
Ocean Infinity will use newly built “advanced” autonomous robot ships to traverse the area that is 88 nautical miles wide and 183 nautical miles long.
The same company searched the area in 2018 to no avail, but it is hoped that the new technology will lead to the discovery of the Boeing 777.
Godfrey thinks the wreckage is hidden under sediment that covered the vessel after it was moved underwater by volcanic activity.
Richard said exclusively to the sun: “Ocean Infinity has come up with new technology, which is always a significant advance.
“It’s a much smaller area, it allows them to be more efficient, it allows them to go back and forth as often as they want.
“It should still only be a matter of a few weeks. There’s a general feeling that if we hit the road again for another quest, it will be the last.”
Richard says Ocean Infinity’s CEO will now meet with Malaysia’s transport minister and offer a “no find, no fee” deal.
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If found, the prize for rescuing the plane on behalf of the country will be $70 million (£57.26 million), according to Mr Godfrey.
But interestingly, Mr. Godrey thinks there are some who may not want the plane found.
He said: “I have the impression that there are people who don’t want MH370 to be found. There could be something on the flight, maybe something in the payload, which could still be in the wreckage that they don’t want to find.”