Earlier today we reported on the teenager who had possibly found the wreckage of missing flight MH370 – although we were somewhat dubious – along with other major media outlets who also reported on it.
Now authorities in the Philippines are pushing back against reports that the wreckage claimed to be found deep in the jungle is that from missing flight MH370.
Captain Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, the commander of Naval Task Force 61 in the Philippines, had this to say to Malaysia’s The Star Online:
“We deployed a gunboat there because of the news. We interviewed the people at the Sugbay Island, the fishermen, but they have no knowledge about it. Even the people residing in the island for the longest time have no knowledge of this.”
Another official said that if this crash indeed happened here, civil aviation authorities would have caught it.
Surely the wreckage could still turn out to be that of MH370, but at of the moment the government is saying “no.”
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
Authorities in the Philippines have ruled out suggestions that plane wreckage reportedly found on an island in the south of the country is of missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370.
A resident, Jamil Omar, had reported to police on the weekend that his teenage nephew had found aircraft wreckage, with the Malaysian flag painted on its side, crashed on Sugbay Island in Tawi Tawi.
Mr Omar’s nephew, who was hunting for birds with his friends at the time, also reported that inside the wreckage there were human bones, including a skeleton in the pilot’s chair with the seatbelt still fastened, The Straits Times reported.
Is the government telling the truth or are they embarrassed to admit they completely missed this one? Let us know in the comments below!