The wreckage of the missing MH370 aircraft may have washed up on a Queensland beach – raising new hopes that the mystery of the missing aircraft could be solved.
A fisherman discovered wreckage that washed ashore on a remote beach about 7 km north of Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland, Australia Monday morning.
Mick Elcoate said he initially thought the debris was part of the rudder of a yacht or possibly a trim tab on an airplane.
However, according to reports, he then discovered a wing-like structure that was baked in sand and clams.
Mick posted pictures of the debris online on an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Facebook group.
He says many social media users then contacted him about the possibility that the rubble belonged to the mysterious Malaysia Airlines plane.
The plane disappeared in March 2014 when 239 people were carried en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
While many speculated that the wreckage was that of the missing plane, it is unlikely that part of a wing was found in 2015 on the island of Reunion east of Madagascar – more than 10,000 km away.
Aviation researcher Mick Gilbert told The Australian: “The part is nowhere near enough weathering, has relatively little barnacle growth, and is almost certainly the wrong color.
“If it’s actually an aircraft component, it’s more like a piece of Air Niugini Flight 73 that landed just off the runway at Chuuk International Airport in September 2018.”
The Malaysian government secretly believed “very early on” that the MH370 mystery was a mass murder-suicide orchestrated by the captain, as the Australian ex-prime minister previously claimed.
The Malaysia Airlines jet was carrying 239 passengers and crew when it disappeared on March 8, 2014 while on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
The captain of the Boeing 777 was Zaharie Ahmad Shah, who was accused of hijacking the plane and crashing it in a carefully planned conspiracy in the remote Indian Ocean.
Malaysia’s official report said there was no evidence that Zaharie committed suicide, but it was branded a cover-up, and in a new interview, Tony Abbott claims the “highest levels” of the Southeast Asian country’s government believed this theory early.
Mr Abbott, who was Australia’s Prime Minister at the time, said Sky News: “My understanding, my very clear understanding from the top levels of the Malaysian government is that from the start they thought it was a suicide by the pilot.
“I’m not going to say who said what to whom, but let me repeat – I want to be absolutely crystal clear – it was understood at the highest level that this was almost certainly homicide-suicide by the pilot.
“A mass murder-suicide by the pilot.”
The data analysis shows that the Boeing 777-200ER flew over the Indian Ocean until it ran out of fuel and crashed violently into the water.
Malaysia, China and Australia canceled a two-year underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean valued at £ 100 million in January 2017 after finding no trace of the plane.
A second three month search led by Ocean Infinity also ended in May of the following year.