A SEARCH team will scour the spot in a Cambodian jungle where a sleuth claims he found the wreckage of MH370 on Google Maps, reports claim.
It comes after experts deemed a helicopter search over the mountainous area west of Phnom Penh “useless” because it was not on foot.
Aviation experts and governments have not been able to locate the plane vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 on board in 2014.
But British video producer Ian Wilson believed he has solved the mystery when he found a Google Maps image showing what could be the outline of a plane.
The finding could be an aircraft flying below the satellite which photographed it but that has not deterred Ian, according to the Daily Star.
He will reportedly be dropped three miles from where he claims to have spotted the plane online in the next few weeks.
Wilson is said to be working with a firm called Helicopters Cambodia which has agreed to help him.
He told the Star: “I said if I was to turn up, give you some co-ordinates, is it possible you could take me there?
“He said I know who you are and absolutely you can take me there and gave me the price which was like $4,000 (£3,000).”
Wilson believes the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is in a high-altitude, mountainous area on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Aviation consultant Zorba Parer and Nara Kang, a local businessman, and reporter Michael Carr rented a chopper to scour the jungle after hearing of the Brit’s findings.
But despite searching 500 feet of the wilderness, Parer revealed they found no sign of a plane.
He said: “We tried to find any piece of plane that may have been scattered. But we found nothing. We couldn’t find a trace of aircraft or any sign of any bodies.”
Last week, China has used a space satellite to zoom in on a location in the Cambodian jungle, highlighted by Wilson.
The Chinese government used observation company Space View to focus in on the high-altitude area of the south east Asian country.
In a tweet, the firm said: “Sorry, no plane found there.”
However, the firm claim there was no sign of any plane, least of all the Malaysian Airlines aircraft which has been missing since March 2014.
In July this year, the Malaysian government released the findings of their investigation admitting they still do not know what happened to the passenger jet.
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