James Cameron is convinced he would be able to find the missing MH370 aircraft that crashed and killed 239 people in 2014 with correct equipment.
The Oscar-winning Titanic director thinks it’s no accident the location of the plane remains a mystery more than four years after it fell from the sky.
‘We know more about the surface of Mars or the Moon than we do our deepest oceans. The equipment that I’ve designed is specifically designed to explore deep and local to an already identified site of scientific interest,’ he told news.com.au in Sydney this week.
James Cameron (pictured) is convinced that with correct equipment he would be able to find the missing MH370 aircraft that crashed and killed 239 people in 2014
‘Once they find a site, I’m a specialist in wreck sites, you give me a wreck site and I know how to explore it, I know how to map it, I know how to use small robotics to go in and analyse it and do the wreck forensics on it,’ Mr Cameron said.
He believed all efforts to find the missing Malaysian Airlines flight had not yet been exhausted, and said the public had a misconception the entire ocean had been searched.
‘I’d love for somebody to throw a few billion (dollars) at that. We’d learn an awful lot about the deep ocean. It’s human arrogance to think we know so much about the Earth.’
He highlighted how vast the ocean was and how much of it humans still knew nothing about, particularly when it came to deep sea investigations.
The Titanic director thinks it’s no accident the location of the plane remains a mystery more than four years on from when it fell from the sky (Malaysia Airlines craft pictured)
Mr Cameron added it would take ‘decades to survey it all’ given the hundreds and thousands of square miles that remained unmapped.
The public seem to have thrown their support behind Mr Cameron joining the search for the missing aircraft – many certain his skill set could be the answer investigators need.
‘Can we just get @JimCameron and his fancy submarine down there to find #MH370?’ someone wrote on Twitter.
‘They should send James Cameron to find MH370,’ another added.
‘Surprised @JimCameron hasn’t volunteered to help in the search efforts for flight #MH370.’
Pieces of debris have been found as far away as La Reunion, but the main body of the plane has still not been located (part of MH370 pictured)
Australian Transport Minister Michael McCormack described the search for the missing craft as the largest in aviation history, but said Australia was unlikely to continue being involved.
‘It looks as though this will remain a mystery for the time being,’ he said.
‘We’ve got to remember the actual plane is about 60m long — that’s about four times less than the Titanic — which they took more than 70 years to find knowing exactly the co-ordinates of where it went down,’ he told AAP.
‘This is a very deep ocean, this is a large aircraft admittedly, but not that large that it was obviously easily detectable.’