The crash site of the MH370 aircraft has allegedly been found, according to a group of islanders in the Maldives.
The Express has reported that inhabitants of the island of Kudahuvadhoo, in Dhaalu Atol, want investigators who are searching for the plane to visit their region because they insist that it flew over them on the night it went missing.
MH370 was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. However a few hours into the flight, the Boeing 777 disappeared off the radar and investigators haven’t been able to locate any wreckage or a crash site since.
But now residents of the island have insisted that they were disturbed by a roaring plane engine in the hours following MH370’s disappearance, while others have revealed that they saw a “low-flying jumbo jet” matching the description of the plane.
Speaking to The Australian, Abdu Rasheed Ibrahim explained that he “strongly feels” that the plane crashed in the vicinity of their island at around 6:30 a.m. in the morning.
Ibrahim added, “This is the biggest plane I have ever seen from this island. I have seen pictures of the missing plane – I believe that I saw that plane. At the time it was lost, I strongly felt those people who were searching should come here.”
Zuhuriyaa Ali, who insists that she saw the plane from her house, has admitted that she is haunted by the vision of the aircraft.
“It feels strange when thinking about the people on it,” she explained. “I consider it a lot. I am concerned there is a connection to the Malaysia plane.”
Sixteen-year-old Humaam Dhonmamk told The Australian, “I saw the blue and red on a bit of the side. I heard the loud noise of it after it went over. I told the police too,” while Adbu Rasheed continued, “I watched this very large plane bank slightly and I saw its colours – the red and blue lines – below the window, then I heard the loud noise.”
The island of Kudahuvadhoo, in Dhaalu Atol, is around 2,000 miles away from Kuala Lumpur, which is where the plane set off from with 239 people onboard.
The 13-month investigation, which has been led by Australian officials, has so far been focused over 5,000 km away in the southern Indian Ocean. Satellites have calculated, courtesy of fuel exhaustion, weather conditions, and distances, that the plane crashed 180 kilometres outside of Perth.
Theories of why the tragedy occurred have ranged from one of the crew or captains crashing the plane on purpose and a cockpit fire that devastated those in control, and left the plane on autopilot.
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