Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Six weeks after it left Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing on March 8, an exploration firm, GeoResonance has claimed it found the wreckage of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight, MH370.

The Adelaide-based company said the possible wreckage was spotted in the Bay of Bengal, 5,000km away from the current search area in the southern Indian Ocean off Perth.

GeoResonance’s search covered 2,000,000 sq km of the possible crash zone using images provided by satellites and aircraft, with scientists narrowing down their efforts north of MH370’s last known location. Over 20 technologies were utilized to analyse the data, including a nuclear reactor.

Company spokesperson David Pope said, “The technology that we use was originally designed to find nuclear warheads and submarines. Our team in Ukraine decided we should try and help.”

Pope stated that GeoResonance compared their findings with images captured on March 5, three days before MH370 went missing, and did not acquire what they had detected at the spot.

“The wreckage wasn’t there prior to the disappearance of MH370. We’re not trying to say it definitely is MH370. However, it is a lead we feel should be followed up,” said Pope.

Another GeoResonance spokesperson, Pavel Kursa mentioned that some elements found in commercial airliners were detected at the Bay of Bengal spot identified by GeoResonance.

“We identified chemical elements and materials that make up a Boeing 777… these are aluminium, titanium, copper, steel alloys and other materials,” said Kursa in a statement.

Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said that Malaysia was unaware of the report of the finding.

“We will have to check and verify this report,” he said.

More to come.