A woman has stumbled upon a plane wreckage containing ‘many skeletons’ and painted with the Malaysian flag in the Philippines, prompting speculation it could be missing Flight MH370.
Police confirmed they had received reports of the discovery in thick jungle on the remote island of Sugbai in Tawi-Tawi province.
According to reports, an audio technician, Jamil Omar, contacted police in Malaysia to say his aunt, Siti Kayam, had stumbled upon the wreckage while she and others were hunting for birds.
The woman claimed she climbed into the smashed fuselage and saw skeletons.
‘She also found a Malaysian flag measuring 70 inches long and 35 inches wide. and there was a skeleton still in the pilot’s seat with it’s safety belt on and the communication gear attached to his head and ears.’ Police remain reserved about the report, mindful of confirmation by French authorities that part of an aircraft wing – a flaperon – found on the island of Reunion in the west of the Indian Ocean earlier this year had been confirmed as being from MH370.