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Flight MH370 Found? Fisherman Claims He Discovered Massive Piece of Malaysia Airlines Plane Wing

Retired Fisherman Claims He Found Wing of Missing MH370 Flight: Report
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A wing from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was discovered the same year it went missing?

Dec. 21 2023, Published 1:01 p.m. ET

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A fisherman claims he found a substantial fragment of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 along the South Australian coast but was disregarded by authorities.

The plane with 227 passengers and 12 crew members mysteriously vanished on March 8, 2014. Despite the most expensive ocean search in world history, the wreckage remains missing to this day.

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Kit Olver, a retired Australian fisherman, however, now claims that in September or October of 2014, his deep-sea trawler retrieved what he believes to be a wing of the commercial liner, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

Olver described the debris as a "bloody great wing of a big jet airliner" that was larger than one belonging to a private plane. "I wish to Christ I’d never seen the thing…but there it is. It was a jet’s wing," he said.

George Currie, the only other surviving member of the trawler crew on the discovery day, attested to the challenges faced in hauling up the massive, unwieldy wing.

According to Currie, the debris was “incredibly heavy and awkward” and too big to get on the deck with a net. The wing, he said, stretched out the $20,000 net and ripped it, forcing the crew to cut it away. The Morning Herald reported.

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The incident occurred about 35 miles west of Robe in South Australia, an area Olver considered his secret trawling spot for fish.

Despite promptly notifying the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) upon returning to port, Olver claims that authorities dismissed his news, suggesting the debris he found could be part of a shipping container from a Russian vessel.

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Now retired, Olver said he was motivated by a desire to assist the families of MH370's passengers and he is willing to provide authorities with the coordinates of the wing's discovery.

Despite exhaustive searches in the Southern Indian Ocean yielding no results, Olver's account is yet another strange incident involving the longstanding mystery surrounding the disappearance of MH370.

A $200 million joint underwater search effort by Australia, Malaysia and China that concluded in January 2017 found no trace of the plane.

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