A new theory into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 claims that the analysis of drift models and mathematical calculations can pinpoint the exact location where the plane lies. An expert told the Daily Star the missing plane is likely resting in the Perth Basin, an area in the southern Indian Ocean. 

After the plane went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board while on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, experts calculated the most likely crash site around 1,000 miles west of Perth, Australia.

Mike Chillit, however, believes the Boeing 777-200 could have crashed further north than was previously searched by Australian authorities. 

“We know it is there. We've known that now for more than two years," he said. “I've suspected it was in Perth Basin for a long time, partly because one large piece of debris ended up on Pemba Island, which is Zanzibar, Tanzania... All the rest of it ended up south of Madagascar."

“No searches have been conducted at that location yet, when they do they will find it,” Chillit, who detailed his findings in a series of diagrams, told Daily Star.

The biggest lead in the investigation came when a plane flaperon was found by villagers in the French island of Réunion. Possible wreckages had also turned up on the shorelines of Africa, Mozambique, and Mauritius. Investigators, in a report, said 27 pieces of wreckage were believed to be from MH370, though only three have been confirmed as parts belonging to the plane.

Chillit also claimed that the search operation which was led by Australia missed the wreckage by just 67 miles, while the Ocean Infinity search, which ended this year, missed it by 217 miles. 

However, Chillit's claims could not be verified due to the lack of enough evidence backing the theory.

Despite a multimillion-dollar search in the southern Indian Ocean lasting four years, the plane's main body could not be found. The mystery behind the plane's disappearance continues as the families of the 279 people on board the plane still await closure.

After the nearly four-year-long search ended this year, Malaysia launched another search in a "no cure, no fee" deal with Ocean Infinity. However, this search also ended after the company failed to locate the jet or find any concrete clues.

In July, Malaysia released a report saying investigators failed to determine what happened to Flight MH370. However, it added “third-party interference” couldn’t be ruled out.

Amid the ongoing theories about the plane's location, a British investigator claimed to have spotted the jet in a Cambodia jungle on Google Maps. Ian Wilson also set out on a ground search for the plane in October to prove his claim. However, he had to abort the mission due to the difficulties in the path.

Since the plane went missing several theorists tried to unravel the mystery. Some theorists claimed the pilot of the plane took the aircraft into a "death-dive" in a murder-suicide incident. Rumors of a hijack also surfaced in the days following the plane's disappearance. However, none of these claims have been confirmed.