MH370 plane will be found by 'end of THIS year' as technology has improved, claims aerospace expert

MH370 plane will be found by 'end of THIS year' as technology has improved, claims aerospace expert

WATCH NOW: GB News chats with retired aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey about MH370

GB News
Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 08/03/2024

- 14:14

Updated: 08/03/2024

- 14:38

The ill-fated flight, which disappeared 10 years ago today carried 227 passengers and 12 crew on board

A MH370 expert has claimed that the missing Malaysian Airlines plane will be found by the end of the year, due to an improvement in technology.

Richard Godfrey, a retired aerospace engineer, has been investigating the disappearance of the doomed plane since it first vanished from the skies a decade ago.

The ill-fated flight, which crashed on March 8, 2014, around 38 minutes after leaving Kuala Lumpur Airport, carried 227 passengers and 12 crew on board.

Now, 10 years exactly to the day when the aircraft disappeared, Godfrey believes that one of the world’s biggest aviation mysteries will soon be solved.

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Richard Godfrey believes the ill-fated flight could be found by the end of the year

Getty/GB News/Richard Godfrey, Hannes Coetzee, and Simon Maskell

Speaking to GB News, Godfrey said we will likely get some answers before the end of 2024.

Asked when the wreckage could be discovered, he said: “I think probably towards the end of this year.

“The weather in the Indian Ocean is never very kind, but it is better in the summertime in the Southern Hemisphere, the wintertime in the Northern Hemisphere and when the winds are a bit calmer, it’s a bit safer to take a ship out.”

Godfrey said that three organisations actively researching the location of the aircraft have given a timeframe of conducting another search “towards the end of the year”.

They comprise of Ocean Infinity, Deep Sea Vision, and an organisation that prefers to remain anonymous at the moment, but is run by a former Google executive and is based in California.


A family member writes on a message board for passengers, onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Speaking to GB News, Godfrey said we will likely get some answers before the end of 2024


The retired British engineer, who had previously worked for Boeing and Nasa before retiring, is hopeful that due to advanced technology, the search will be fruitful.

He said: “I think the chances of us finding MH370 is very good as technology has improved. If we've narrowed down the location then the chances will get better and better.”

The technology Godfrey has helped develop – known as Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) – has pinpointed the rough location of the ill-fated plane.

Prior research conducted by the University of Western Australia and Ocean Infinity, respectively, had placed the vessel in the same broad location but in December, Godfrey and his team narrowed down the probable location to a smaller area.

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He believes the position of the plane to be to be 1,560km west of Perth, as laid out in a 232-page report published by Godfrey, alongside Dr Hannes Coetzee and Professor Simon Maskell.

Godfrey was certain the plane will be found in the area he has determined: “I’m sure if they searched the location I’ve defined they will find it, but obviously if they’re looking elsewhere, they are likely to be unfruitful.”

Australia has so far led the search for MH370, with 21 aircrafts and 19 ships.

The search was conducted across a 12,000-square-mile corridor of water known as the seventh arc.

The operation is estimated to have cost £120million by the time the large-scale search was called off by the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments.

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