Flight MH370 was deliberately taken off course by someone in the cockpit who wanted to take it towards ANTARCTICA, experts claim.

A new documentary is set to reveal that satellite data from the mysteriously downed jet indicates that it flew for hours after losing contact with flight control.

Aviation experts have gone over the evidence, and are set to lay out their theories in Malaysian 370: What Happened?, which screens on Sunday, March 8, on National Geographic.

They believe the doomed jet made three turns after the losing contact – taking it west towards Antarctica.

Malcolm Brenner, an aviation expert, said: “This accident has caught the attention of the world in a way I have not seen in a forty-year career in aviation.”

The plane vanished on March 8 last year.

It was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with more than 200 on board, but no trace of it has been found since it went missing.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau Commissioner Martin Dolan is leading attempts to recover the plane.

He said: “I don’t wake up every day thinking ‘This will be the day’ but I do wake up every day hoping this will be it, and expecting that sometime between now and May that will be the day.

“It’s been both baffling and from our point of view unprecedented – not only the mystery of it, but also on the scale of what we’re doing to find the aircraft.

“As we keep on pointing out, we don’t have a certainty only a confidence that we’ll find the missing aircraft.

“We continue to work with experts to look at the modelling for where any potential floating wreckage might have drifted to.

“We’re in the middle of reviewing that, given how many days we are into this.

“It’s quite complex stuff now and we expect to have an update on that in the next little while, but we’re not holding out any hope any surface wreckage will be detected.”

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