Australia rejects theory that MH370 wreckage found on Google EarthStaff Writer | March 19, 2018
Australian investigators have rejected an engineer's theory that Malaysia Airlines Flight Flight 370 - missing for four years - is visible in Google Earth photos.
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The image identified by McMahon depicts the outline of a plane, which the engineer also said appears to be riddled with bullet holes.
The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau reacted strongly to the theory - saying the Google Earth images were taken in 2009, long before the flight disappeared.
"Spurious claims such as these must be particularly upsetting for the family and friends of those lost on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370," the ATSB said.
The unexplained loss of the aircraft have spawned various conspiracy theories - that say the plane was hijacked and flown to Afghanistan, overtaken by terrorists and crashed, or shot down by military forces.
A second search for the plane by Ocean Infinity, U.S. company operating on a "no find, no fee" basis, is underway. No progress in finding the plane has been reported. ■