Southern Indian Ocean theory on MH370 ‘fabricated’
Expert claims that the theory lacks “corroborative evidence”.
KUALA LUMPUR: Military aviation technology expert, Andre Milne, has written to the Australian government to debunk its theory that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is lying in the southern Indian Ocean.
In a letter exclusively obtained by IBTimes UK addressed to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston, Milne alleged the country’s claims that MH370 crashed into the Southern Indian Ocean were false and amounted to a “criminal act of fabrication of evidence”.
He outlined five highly technical facts, all based on a lack of corroborative evidence, that he alleged puts in doubt the current theory that the plane was in the Southern Indian Ocean.
In conclusion, his letter stated: “Failure to refute and disqualify my submission validates my allegation that your claim MH370 exited Malaysian airspace to crash in the Indian Ocean is not only an Artificial Incursion Theory but a criminal act of fabrication of evidence.”
Milne, on behalf of the victims’ families, is calling for additional answers by the Australian government to help fill in the gaps and prove its “seventh arc” theory that the Boeing 777, which had 239 passengers on board, is located in the Indian Ocean. He states the theory lacks “corroborative evidence”.
“The families will not have peace until they get to the truth about what really happened to MH370,” he said.
Milne has since complained to Interpol to investigate what he claims to be a “clear violation of the protocols of Chicago Convention Section 25 International Civil Aviation Organ (ICAO) of the United Nations”.
He wrote: “My investigative action suggests that a now documented pattern of corruption by unknown officials exists that is resulting in the premeditated fabrication of artificial claims and artificial evidence that is being facilitated in an effort to create a cover up and or a diversion from the factual truth related to MH370”.
“Primary motives for creating a cover up are a criminal act occurred during the flight and unfolded in such a way as to have negative impact upon the parties investigating and or associated with the investigative parties or an anomalous act occurred during the flight and unfolded in such a way as to be in conflict with legitimate issues of national security upon the parties investigating and or associated with the investigative parties.”
When asked where he thought MH370 was located, Milne replied: “It is premature and utterly irresponsible to talk about any theory without having any physical evidence.”
MH370 dubbed one of the biggest aviation mysteries of all time.
He criticised the authorities for discrediting the findings of highly-recognised scientific firm GeoResonance, which claimed the plane may have crashed in the Bay of Bengal.
The firm had identified an aircraft wreck via its satellites, 190km south of the Bangladesh coastline and called the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB), “ignorant” and “slanderous” at the time for not exploring it.
GeoResonance also questioned why Australian over-the-horizon radar did not detect the Boeing 777, given the theory that it crashed into the Southern Indian Ocean, and criticised Inmarsat for releasing only the data that confirmed its “seventh arc” theory instead of publishing all of the raw data to explore alternative locations.
“If it comes out in public that the aircraft is where GeoResonance said it was then you can also add insurance fraud to all the other charges against the parties involved,” Milne said.
“If the plane went into the over-the-horizon radar we would know exactly where it hit the water. No doubt.”
The official 584-page report on March 8 pointed to only one failing that the battery of the aircraft’s underwater locator beacon had run out more than a year before and that there was no “unusual engine behaviour”.
Bill Sullivan, a spokesman for Rolls-Royce, said there was no other data transmitted from their engines after the ACARS (Aircraft and Communications Addressing and Reporting System) ceased transmission. “We concur with the findings of the report regarding our engines,” he said.
The last ACARS transmission was sent via the plane’s computers to computers on the ground at 1.07am but the expected 1.37am transmission was never sent.
No sign of the plane has ever been traced. It has been dubbed one of the biggest aviation mysteries of all time.