NewsRetired fisherman reveals potential clue in mysterious disappearance of MH370

Retired fisherman reveals potential clue in mysterious disappearance of MH370

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER
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9:49 AM EST, December 22, 2023

Kit Olver, a retired fisherman, conveyed to the Sydney Morning Herald that a few months after the plane's disappearance, either in September or October 2014, he spotted an object that could have been a part of the aircraft's wing. He made this discovery while fishing, when something unusually heavy got entangled in his boat's trawl net.

"The object was significantly larger than anything you'd expect from a small private plane," said Olver. In his younger years, he had a pilot license and had flown various smaller-sized aircrafts himself.

After a whole day of trying fruitlessly to disentangle the object from the trawl net, Olver directed his crew to cut the net. The decision continues to trouble him.

Returning to harbor, Olver immediately reported the incident to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), and later emailed the authorities three years on. However, his information did not attract significant attention, largely because his location was remote from the area where the search effort for the missing plane was being concentrated.

Nearly ten years after the incident, post several heart attacks, Olver has decided to publicize his discovery. He gave an interview to an Australian newspaper, hoping to aid the families of the victims who are still seeking answers to the inexplicable disappearance of their loved ones.

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