MH370 news: Google Earth images ‘show mountain crash site’


Google Earth enthusiast Mathew Betts believes the app shows the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane at a “45-degree angle”.

He forensically examined the same spot uncovered by Daily Star Online – which purportedly shows MH370 lying in the Cambodian jungle.

But Betts has shed a breakthrough light on the Google Maps co-ordinates, claiming his images show the aircraft dwarfed by surrounding mountains in 3D view.

And what’s more, the Nottingham-based truth-seeker is convinced the angle of the jet proves it stayed intact after crashing.

Betts exclusively told Daily Star Online: “You can see it clearer on the 3rd Google Earth view.

“It looks like it’s been trying to land on the side of a crater on the side of the mountain.


“It has landed at 45 degrees which could have helped it stay intact”


Matthew Betts

“It has landed at 45 degrees which could have helped it stay intact.

“I saw the news story and thought I’d take a look as I used Google Earth regularly.

“I’m a strong believer that if you don’t look, you will never find.”

Private MH370 investigator Andre Milne has called on Google to “give us answers” over the sighting thrust into the limelight by tech expert Ian Wilson.

The founder of military technology firm Unicorn Aerospace previously hailed the sighting as “significant”.

At around 70 metres, the jet is slightly longer than the 63.7m length of the plane’s Boeing 777-200 but with a mysterious gap between the body and tail.


Google Earth shows MH370 in 'Cambodian mountain'

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MAPPED: It is claimed this image shows MH370 lying on the side of a mountain
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MH370 Google Earth image
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SPOTTED: Matthew Betts says the plane is dwarfed by mountains
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It also lies around 60 miles west of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, an area air traffic controllers enquired about following its disappearance.

Earlier this week Wilson told us that he has agreed a deal with Cambodia Helicopters to help take him into the site of the Google sighting.

He will be dropped around three miles away from the zone, before an experienced hiker takes him there.

Wilson told us: “There was a section called ‘special purposes’, so I said if I was to turn up, give you some co-ordinates, is it possible you could take me there?

“He said I know who you are, and absolutely you can take me there and gave me the price, which was like $4,000.

“The helicopter company said if we take you, we’ll get you right in there.

MH370 'spotted on Google Earth'
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MYSTERY: The plane measures close to the 63.7m of MH370’s Boeing 777-200
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“They specialise in going into really dense terrain.”

And Cambodia Helicopters boss Kevin added: “If someone comes along, I’ll take anyone there.

“You’d have to walk from around three miles.

“We can drop him off or land anywhere, but he’s really got to sit down and plan the whole thing.

“It’s not as simple as dropping off and just heading into the jungle, it’s pretty thick in there.

MH370 on 'Google Maps'
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ZOOMED: The plane claimed to be MH370 up close
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“Any jungle in Cambodia there are always tracks, but you need someone to guide you.

“The risk is going in and getting lost if you’ve got jungle and tall trees. But you can get people to help you, hunters or working in that area.”

A Chinese satellite company, Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co Ltd, reportedly assembled 10 satellites to zoom in on the area pinpointed by Wilson.

They found no signs of wreckage there, but said 76% of cloud cover made it “difficult for optimal imaging satellites to observe what was on the ground”.

The company will gather more images and said it will take a professional search team on the ground to “lay the claim to rest”.

The Aviation Safety Network told us the sighting does not fit the profile of any crashes in the area.

But they believe it shows a plane caught mid-flight, an opinion also held by Milne and Cambodia Helicopters.

Daily Star Online has approached Google for comment.

Algolia Reports

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