Man flying to Cambodia to search jungle for MH370 after claiming he has found it on Google Maps

A British tech expert who claims to have located missing airliner MH370 on Google Maps is now heading to a remote jungle in Cambodia in an attempt to locate the wreckage.

Ian Wilson spotted a 'plane-shaped object' on Google Maps south of Phnom Penh.

Earlier this week, locals working with Wilson surveyed the area in a helicopter, but no wreckage was found. Determined to prove his theory correct, Wilson will now be airlifted into the middle of the dense jungle to being a two day walk to the precise location he identified as the crash site. 

The sighting was enough for China to use one of its spy satellites to zoom in on the location, but it found no sign of an aircraft.

Wilson is expected to touch down in Cambodia at the end of October.

There's a finder's fee of over NZD$100 million dollars for anyone who locates the plane that's been missing since March 2014.

Wilson says the shape is clearly an aircraft and is around the same size as a Boeing 777, the type that's missing.

Aviation experts have said the object is likely an aircraft flying above ground at the time the Google Maps image was taken.

It's not the first time someone has claimed to have found the missing airliner online. In March, an Australian man claimed to have found the plane in the Indian Ocean near Mauritius.

Peter McMahon, a mechanical engineer, said the wreckage was 'riddled with bullet holes' and that both Malaysian and Australian authorities were involved in a cover-up.

This theory has been dismissed by Australian investigators, who added the theory would be "deeply upsetting" to the friends and family of those onboard the flight.


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