The wreckage of a crashed plane filled with “many skeletons” and painted with the Malaysian flag has reportedly been stumbled across by birdwatchers on a remote island near the Philippines.
There is now speculation that the aircraft debris found in the jungle of Sugbay Island is the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane which disappeared in March last year with 239 people on board.
However, details about the alleged discovery remain sparse.
An audio technician, Jamil Omar, contacted police in Malaysia to say his aunt, Siti Kayam, had happened upon the wreckage while she and others were hunting for birds.
Police commissioner Jalaludin Abdul Rahman, based in neighbouring Borneo, said the woman claimed she climbed into the fuselage and saw skeletons, including one in the pilot seat.
Jamil claimed his aunt had entered the aircraft wreckage, which had many human skeletons and bones. She also found a Malaysian flag measuring 70 inches long and 35 inches wide.
Police remain reserved about the report, although they are investigating the claims.
Wing parts confirmed to be from MH370 washed up on the island of Reunion in the west of the Indian Ocean earlier this year, and it is unlikely wreckage from a crash near the Philippines could have travelled so far, especially with so many land masses including Borneo in the way.
Despite this, police haven’t dismissed the possibility that the flaperon could have broken off from the aircraft after it took off from Kuala Lumpur, and that could have been what caused the pilot difficulties and led to a crash.
The plot thickens…