The mysterious flight, which vanished from radars three years ago today, was believed to have carried 239 passengers and crew members who are missing and presumed dead.
But volunteer investigator and founder of defence technology firm Unicorn Aerospace Andre Milne, who set up an appeal for £1.3million to search the Bay of Bengal for the missing Boeing 777, believes he has uncovered signs of an unaccounted-for passenger onboard the flight.
Towards the end of an official report into the mysteriously disappeared plane, a cargo manifest report from the day claims 228 passengers were on board at the time of the incident.
A cargo manifest report from the day claims 228 passengers were on board
Mr Milne told express.co.uk: “The 228 is number of seats sold as of 2 hours before flight.
“The 228 does not include the 2 children who sit with their parents.
“It has been ‘claimed’ that four people did not board plane. That would make final number of seats used down at 224.
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Officials have said 239 people were on board
“Add the 2 children and you get 226 passengers. Now add the 12 crew.
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“That means that there should only be 238 missing people and not 239 as is the official record.
“So now we have an ‘extra’ person on board MH370.”
Mr Milne, also an area 51 buff, claims the extra person on board included in official figures could have been a hijacker – and may have caused of the incident.
He added: “The extra passenger likely acted in conjunction with larger external operational support to take full command and control of the cockpit of MH370.”
The search for the plane covered huge expanses of ocean
A spokesperson for the MH370 safety investigation team said: "We are aware of this discrepancy.
"The actual number of passengers on-board was 227.
"Page 575 is a copy of the computerised Load sheet which was transmitted about 2 hours before the aircraft departure.
"The actual figures can differ from that transmitted on the load sheet due to last minute changes (LMC).
3 years have passed since the plane disappeared
Various conspiracy theories have attempted to make sense of the disappeared plane that has baffled experts the world over.
Supernatural specialists have claimed aliens may have beamed up the jet, while others have claimed it landed at a nearby CIA base.
Some have even claimed the incident was predicted by rapper Pitbull in the lyrics of his 2012 track ‘Get it started’.
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