AFP: No MH370 wreckage in Tawi-Tawi
The Armed Forces of the Philippines said it has not sighted any plane wreckage of a Malaysian plane in Tawi-Tawi as reported in the news.
“Since yesterday, we deployed a gunboat there because of the news. We interviewed the people there, the fishermen, but they have no knowledge about it,” Captain Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, commander of Naval Task Force 61 said on Monday.
In a report by The Star, a Malaysian news publication, a man said that wreckage with human remains inside was spotted by his nephew in Tawi-Tawi. He reported the information to Sandakan Police.
Skeletal remains were reportedly sighted in the pilot’s chair with the seat belt fastened.
The man said it could be part of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared in March last year, which was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew onboard.
“Even the populace residing in the island for the longest time have no knowledge of this,” Bacordo said.
He said they were “surprised” with the information about the plane wreckage, but they were looking into the 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,” Bacordo said.