The Malaysia Airlines jet, which had been travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared on 8 March 2014 with 239 passengers on board. Dr John Cox, a top US plane crash investigator and CEO of Washington-based Safety Operating Systems, believes the plane was flown off course outside of radar coverage before it ran out of fuel and crashed. He told Express.co.uk: “All the evidence gathered so far indicates to me that MH370 was deliberately flown off course, carefully flying along international boundaries until outside of radar coverage at which time it turned south in to the southern Indian Ocean and exhausted its fuel. “The wreckage is on the bottom of the ocean in a remote part of the Indian Ocean.
“It is clear that this was a deliberate act. The candidates with the knowledge and opportunity to perform this act are very limited and the most likely candidate is the captain.”
Aircraft debris, which was spotted by villagers along a beach in Madagascar, could be from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet according to a report from the MH370 Safety Investigation Team.
Written on one piece of debris was the code WPPS61 which was then deciphered by Don Thompson, one of the Independent Group’s investigators.
Mr Thompson concluded the full code as BAC27WPPS61 – similar to a floorboard label found among the aircraft wreckage in La Reunion island in the Indian Ocean.
The news gives fresh new hope for relatives of the 239 passengers who disappeared onboard the flight.
Mr Cox said the missing debris washed up along a beach in Madagascar is likely to be from the missing MH370 because there are “not many missing 777 panels in the world”.
He told Express.co.uk: “If there is a panel that is identified to be from a B777 found in the ocean near Madagascar then it is quite possible that it came from MH370.
“There are not many missing 777 panels in the world other than from 370. Hopefully, the serial number will be visible and there can be positive identification of the panel.”
Only three confirmed fragments of MH370 have been found so far, all of them on western Indian Ocean shores, including a two metre wing part known as a flaperon.
The main body of the wreckage has yet to be found.
US firm Ocean Infinity was put in charge of the search operation to find the missing MH370, but the Malaysian Government aborted in mission in May after no significant findings were found.
Families of the missing passengers have called for the search to be resumed.
On March 25, 2014, a few weeks after the plane’s disappearance, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said: “Based on their new analysis Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that
MH370 flew along the southern corridor and that its last position was somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth.
“This is a remote region far from any possible landing sites.
“It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to this new data flight MH370 ended in the Indian Ocean.”
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