Speaking to Daily Star Online in a world exclusive, MH370 expert Noel O’Gara believes the plane was shot down accidentally on the orders of the Malaysian government.
Noel, an Ireland-based private investigator, previously said eyewitnesses of the Malaysia Airlines flight show the government hid the truth about the doomed plane.
Now Noel — who has studied the greatest aviation mystery of all time for the past four years — believes we can calculate where the plane came down using the testimony of eyewitnesses.
And most extraordinarily, Noel claims the Malaysian government could have removed the wreckage of the plane from the seabed in secret.
“Most likely, MH370 is still lying on the sea bed in that area,” he said.
“Unless the Malaysian government recovered it later.
“They would know exactly or within a few miles of where it had come down.”
He described the search for the truth of MH370 as like putting together “the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle”.
Noel highlighted four key witnesses who could be used to pinpoint the plane’s final resting place.
Kiwi oil worker Mike McKay is one of them.
“Pieces of a jigsaw puzzle”
Noel O’Gara, MH370 private investigator
“McKay saw a plane on fire when he was on an oil rig off Vietnam at the time,” Noel said.
“This sighting could be when MH370 went up to 45,000ft and broke over the horizon as it made the turn back.
“It was flying eastwards and ascending rapidly in the struggle for control of the plane,” he went on.
“For a few moments when it broke over the horizon, it appeared as if on fire when it was hit by the sunlight from the east and then it fell away as it descended again.”
Noel’s second key witness is Latife Dalelah who was flying home from the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia when she saw what she believed was a plane on the surface of the water.
“Dalelah saw a plane on the sea in the crucial place and at the crucial time,” Noel explained.
Rejecting the commonly-held view that Dalelah’s plane would have been too high to see anything on the water, Noel insisted: “A jumbo would be visible while a smaller plane might not be visible from that height.
“She said she saw it and I believe her evidence.”
The third eyewitness is Katherine Tee, an English sailor who told the Joint Agency Coordination Centre she had seen a burning plane on the way to Phuket in Thailand.
Noel said: “Tee saw a plane go down and two smaller planes high overhead heading off.
“In that area and at that time.”
His fourth and fifth witnesses are two Malaysian fishermen who insisted they saw the plane come down.
“The fisherman off Kota Bharu saw a plane go down in that area and at that time,” Noel said.
These latest claims come after Noel said MH370 was shot down after a feared hijacking, with authorities believing they had minutes to spare to stop a September 11-style terror attack.
Noel also claimed the Malaysian government covered up the shooting down of the plane.