A wrecked plane found in the Philippines filled with human remains and a Malaysian flag has prompted new speculation into the fate of MH370 yet again.
Audio and visual technician Jamil Omar made the initial report on Saturday after his nephew and a group of friends were hunting for birds on the Sugabay Island in the province of Tawi Tawi last month and stumbled upon the wreckage. The report claims the group “found human bones.”
“There was a skeleton still in the pilot’s seat. The pilot had his safety belt on and the communication gear attached to his head and ears,” the report read.
The group also found a Malaysian flag measuring 70x35 inches, launching an investigation into the claims.
Yet Philippines Armed Forces remain skeptical of the reports.
"Since yesterday, we deployed a gunboat there because of the news. We interviewed the people there, the fishermen, but they have no knowledge about it,” Captain Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, commander of Naval Task Force 61 told the Jakarta Post.
In July, the first piece of wreckage from the doomed flight was found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The flaperon was confirmed as part of the Boeing 777.
Suspicions have been raised but confirmed analysis and possible answers will take time.
"If we are to check [thoroughly], it has to be a deliberate effort. It's a big island, 3.5 miles long,” Bacordo said.
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