Retired fisherman claims to have found part of Malaysia Airlines MH370 in South Australian waters: report – Magazine Creations

A retired fisherman claims to have found a large piece of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 off the coast of South Australia, resurfacing what remains one of the world’s most vexing aviation puzzles.

“I wish to Christ I had never seen this thing…but so be it. It was a jet wing,” retired Australian fisherman Keith Olver said in an interview with Sydney Morning Herald.

The airliner was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, when it disappeared with 239 people on board. Massive searches in recent years have failed to locate the aircraft.

Olver has come forward saying he believes he found a wing of the commercial airliner in September, October 2014, a few months after the flight disappeared.


A small child watches the Malaysia Airlines planes on the tarmac hoping for the return of the missing flight, MH370 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday March 11, 2014. (Joshua Paul/NurPhoto/NurPhoto/Corbis via Getty Images)

“It was a bloody big wing of a big jet aircraft,” Olver said.

Olver said he discovered the piece of the design during a deep-sea fishing excursion when his trawler pulled up what appeared to be a fender.

The now-retired fisherman said he had kept quiet for the past nine years but wanted to come forward with his story to help the families of those on board MH370.

Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke (C) looks at the wing found on Tanzania’s Pemba Island which has been identified as missing part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 through unique part numbers found at 9M-MRO during a memorial service to mark the 5th anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 3, 2019. (Adli Ghazali/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

George Carey, the only other surviving member of the trawler’s crew on the day of the discovery, said the wing of the plane was “incredibly heavy and uncomfortable”.

“You have no idea what a problem we had when we pulled up that wing,” Currie said. “It was incredibly heavy and uncomfortable. It stretched the net and tore it. It was too big to get up on deck.”


Currie said that once the team pulled it, it was “obviously a feather” that came from a commercial airplane.

“As soon as I saw it I knew what it was. It was obviously a wing, or a large part of it, from a commercial plane. It was white and obviously not from a military aircraft or a small plane,” Currie said. . “It took us all day to get rid of it.”

The crew was forced to cut the $20,000 net after they were unable to get the piece of the plane onto their boat.

Malaysian Airlines

A female passenger is seen at the Malaysian Airlines ticket counter at the departure terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport on January 23, 2017, in Sepang, Malaysia. (Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

The 77-year-old said he immediately contacted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) but was told he had likely found part of a container dropped from a Russian ship in the area.

He said he told his story once again in the hope that AMSA can investigate the area to bring closure to the families affected by MH370.


Malaysia, China and Australia ended a two-year underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean in January 2017 after finding no trace of the plane.

The search cost the countries $133 million.


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