MH370 crash site: Second sighting shows ‘plane wreckage in Cambodian jungle’
A SHOCK new discovery may be the remains of the missing MH370 plane, Daily Star Online can reveal.
An amateur sleuth claims he’s found the remains of the Malaysian Airlines flight deep in the heart of the Cambodian jungle.
The discovery was made on the Russian online mapping service Yandex Maps.
It was found in a remote area of jungle, 62 miles north-west of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
A search of Yandex Map shows the clear outline of a plane, in the Pursat province of Cambodia, facing to the west, with a red flare around its tail.
The map’s scale shows the plane matches up to the Boeing 777-200 — which is 63.7m in length.
Sharing his discovery on Twitter, the user, known only as Ivan Panther, tweeted: “Found MH370 on Yandex map.”
The find comes just one week after tech expert Ian Wilson claimed he had found the missing MH370 on Google Earth lying in another high-altitude part of the Cambodian jungle 60 miles west of Phnom Penh.
These two different supposed crash sites lie just 11 miles apart, either side of a range of mountains straddling the border between the provinces of Pursat and Kampong Speu.
This latest stunning claim may blow the search for the missing passenger plane wide open.
The Boeing 777-200 flight went missing on March 8, 2014, while flying from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, air traffic control in Malaysia lost contact with the plane just after 1.15am.
A voice, believed to be either Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah or his co-pilot, told Malaysian air traffic controllers: “Good night Malaysia Three Seven Zero”.
At this point, the plane’s transponder shut down and the aircraft — and all of its crew — disappeared during the transfer to Vietnamese air-traffic control.
The search for the missing plane hasn’t slowed down in four years.
While Daily Star Online also reported an MH370 search team is sending a helicopter to the plane’s “jungle crash site” in a race to claim the estimated £54 million reward for its discovery.