Six weeks after Malaysia Airlines MH370 vanished from radar, an exploration company believes it has found the plane's wreckage.
The Adelaide-based exploration company, GeoResonance, believes the plane's wreckage lies 5,000 kilometers north of the current search area in the south Indian Ocean in the Bay of Bengal.
A multi-nation fleet of aircraft and ships continues to search for the missing plane and the 239 passengers and crew in an area off the west coast of Perth, Australia.
But GeoResonance, which started its own search for the missing aircraft on March 10, say they are looking in the wrong place.
GeoResonance is reportedly using chemical analysis to identify "elements on the ocean floor consistent with material from a plane," according to a report on Yahoo News.
“The technology that we use was originally designed to find nuclear warheads, submarines… our team in the Ukraine decided we should try and help,” David Pope from GeoResonance said.
The company's scientists studied images obtained from satellites and aircraft to locate what they believe is the wreckage in the Bay of Bengal, near where the plane originally went missing.
“Our team was very excited when we found what we believe to be the wreckage of a commercial airliner,” Mr Pope said.
The same technology was used to find the Titanic in 1985 and the HMAS Sydney in 2008, which sank off Western Australia in a sea battle in 1941.
But Reddit.com users are casting doubt on GeoResonance's credibility.
One user wrote: "For [the report] to be legit, you'd have to assume that the plane flew around in circles in that part of the Indian Ocean undetected on radar for 6 hours before it crashed."
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