Brit determined to solve MH370 mystery after surviving another doomed flight

A retired engineer claims he's solved the MH370 mystery, spending seven years working eight hours a day to crack it.

The missing Malaysian Airlines jet disappeared with 239 passengers and crew on board and has not been heard from since, although there have been numerous theories about what happened to the jet.

Theories for the disappearance have ranged from something as benign as technical failure to as sinister as mass murder-suicide by Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, the captain.

However, British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey told The Sun that he knows where the crash site is.

"I am very hopeful Flight MH370 will be found. I understand why it hasn’t been found until now.

"It is very difficult underwater terrain, there are canyons and cliff faces and even volcanoes down there on the seafloor.

"At 4,000m deep it’s very dark and very cold, intense pressure, but with the right equipment it can be found."

Germany-based Richard became interested in the doomed flight after, in May 2009, he was booked on to Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, which crashed and went missing.

He was lucky because he was asked to stay on in South America on business and delayed his departure date by two weeks, saving his life.

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The flight disappeared with 288 people on board and it was only found in the Atlantic two years later.

He said: "When I saw that Air France 447 had crashed in the middle of the Atlantic I got involved in reading up on that story and followed the underwater search for the wreckage.

"I dodged death. There but for the grace of God go I.

"When I saw what happened with MH370 I saw parallels and had to look into it."

He said he has been able to track the plane's final movements using a system called Weak Signal Propagation, or, in his words a "bunch of tripwires that work in every direction over the horizon to the other side of the globe," which are triggered when planes disrupt the signal when they fly through.

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He used this along with data from the satellite communications system onboard MH370.

He said: "I am still putting the hours in. I get to my desk normally at 8am, work for eight hours, fold up the laptop and go down the pub with my mates, otherwise I think it would drive me crazy.

"I am married and I’m not divorced as a result of this. I think my wife is sympathetic, but she might think I’m a bit obsessive and obstinate to carry on so long. I want to get answers and solve this mystery."

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