The Malaysian Police Inspector-General who is investigating the aircraft wreckage at Sugbay Island in Tawi Tawi, Philippines, says there are no photographs to support the claims that the discovery has any relation to Malaysia Airlines' missing MH370 aircraft, reports the IBTimes.
Khalid Abu Bakar says that he is involved in helping validate the report of a 46-year-old man on behalf of a relative who allegedly discovered what most now suspect to be the missing MH370. The man and his relative were reportedly hunting for birds at the island when they made the gruesome discovery.
Jamil Omar, lodged a police report that indicated that a relative of his and a group had found skeletones strapped to the seats within the ruins of the plane. They immediately believed the wreckage was the MH370 as evidenced by the Malaysian flag. Since the discovery was made, Malaysia has lodged official requests for assistance from the Philippine government.
Meanwhile, the Philippine army has totally debunked the reports, saying that the armed forces has spoken to the Tawi-Tawi local community who seem to be clueless on the discovery of the missing aircraft. Philippine Naval Task Force 61 commander Captain Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said that they deployed a gunboat immediately following the reports, but the investigation was in vain.
This was backed by statements from a senior Philippine National Police official at the regional headquarters for the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Magindanao-based Regional Chief Directorial Staff Senior Supt Rodoleo Jocson said the whole story left him confused.
The whole world was left in sheer shock when Flight MH370 left without a trace on March 8, 2014. Reports indicated it veered off course as it followed a route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The 239 people on board were mostly nationals from China.
The Indian Express mentions that the tragedy of the MH370 has become one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. Many have initially hunted for the aircraft on a route traversing the Indian Ocean. Even more recently a part of an aircraft door was found on the shores of Reunion island. The door was identified as part of the MH370.
French authorities confirmed that the aircraft debris was found on July 29 and had the paint color and maintenance-record of the Boeing 777 aircraft.