US pilot Michael Hoebel reported to his hometown TV station on April 27 that he’s found Missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 — a mystery that eight nations have struggled to solve over a 52 day period.
Michael Hoebel, 60, spent hours upon hours searching satellite images from his home in Tonawanda, New York. According to his research he’s discovered an outline of the plane underneath the Indian Ocean right where search crews were looking for the missing aircraft.
Malaysia Flight 370: US Pilot Says He’s Found The Missing Plane
The images Michael was searching through were mostly from a crowd-sourcing website called TomNod.com.
“I was taken aback because I couldn’t believe I would find this,” Michael told his hometown news channel WIVB.
Michael, who is a recreational pilot in his hometown, said he was shocked to discover that the plane, appeared to be in one piece beneath the water off the northeast coast of Malaysia. This location was, at one time, part of the search area, just west of Songkhla in Thailand.
The 60-year-old pilot claims that more promising news comes from the fact that the satellite image was taken right after the plane reportedly crashed on March 28.
Michael claims that he used the scale at the bottom of the map on TomNod.com and compared its numbers to the aircraft’s measurements on Boeings’ company website. From the comparison he established that the white figure he saw in the satellite image was the perfect match to the missing plane.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: US Pilot Discovers Missing Aircraft?
Michael’s alleged discovery came just a day before the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott held a press conference regarding the next steps in the search for the missing plane.
He stated that the “surface search” for the missing plane was being scaled back or reduced because the chances of finding debris from the plane is “highly unlikely.”
“By this stage, 52 days into the search, most material would have become waterlogged and sunk,” the Prime Minister explained during the press conference.
What do you think HollywoodLifers, could the prime minister be wrong, and do you think this latest news is the answer to the mystery of missing Malaysia flight 370? Tell us what you think.
— Bryant Perkins