Plane wreckage found in a jungle in the Philippines reportedly contained skeletons, and is thought to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Police confirmed reports of the discovery on the island of Sugbai in the Tawi-Tawi province of the Philippines, after audio technician Jamil Omar contacted authorities to report that his aunt, Siti Kayam, stumbled upon the wreckage while hunting for birds, the Daily Mail reported.
“Mr. Jamil claimed his aunt had entered the aircraft wreckage, which had many human skeletons and bones,” police commissioner Jalaludin Abdul Rahman told the Daily Mail. “She also found a Malaysian flag measuring 70 inches long and 35 inches wide.”
According to a local news report, a skeleton was found in the pilot’s seat with the safety belt on and communication gear attached.
“We interviewed the people at the Sugbai Island (also known as Sugbay) - the fishermen - but they have no knowledge of it,” Captain Giovanni Bacordo, commander of Naval Task Force 61, said of the investigation that followed Omar’s report.
“If we are to check thoroughly, it has to be a deliberate effort. It's a big island, 3.5 miles long, but we did an initial investigation with the populace.”