Australian fisherman found Missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370: An Australian fisherman says he found part of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in his net. This could be a big step forward in the search for the plane.
He said he pulled up a wing off the southeast coast of Australia in September or October 2014. Kit Olver, 77, says this.
The fisherman said that he told authorities at the time, but they made it sound like it was a shipping container.
Australian fisherman found Missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 In Deep Sea
In March 2014, months before the MH370 crash, the plane went down. When it went missing from the sky almost ten years ago, the plane had 227 people on board and 12 crew members.
Since it disappeared, no remains has ever been found, even after many hunts.
A lot of people think the plane went down in the southern Indian Ocean.
This year, after almost 10 years, Olver came forward to say that his deep-sea boat found part of the lost plane 55 km off the southeast coast of South Australia.
The 77-year-old man said he was sure it was a wing because he was a licensed pilot. Because it was so big, he was also sure it came from a small plane.
“It was a bloody great wing of a big jet airliner,” said Olver to the Sydney Morning Herald.\
“I’ve questioned myself; I’ve looked for a way out of this. I wish to Christ I’d never seen the thing… but there it is. It was a jet’s wing,” he added.
Olver told the police that he was happy to give them the locations of where he found the wing because he thinks that it will help the families of the people on the lost flight find out what happened to their loved ones.
His old coworker George Currie, who is the only other member of the boat team who is still alive, agreed with Olver. “It was really heavy and awkward,” he said. The net was pulled out and torn. It was too big to get on the deck.
“As soon as I saw it I knew what it was. It was obviously a wing, or a big part of it, from a commercial plane. It was white, and obviously not from a military jet or a little plane.”
The team had to cut a $20,000 net because they couldn’t get the jet’s wing onto their ship.
After calling the police, Olver was called by a representative from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to tell him that it was possibly a shipping crate that had fallen off of a Russian ship.
The AMSA, on the other hand, said they never got the call.