Tech expert Ian Wilson exclusively pinpointed the plane he claims is lying in mountainous terrain to Daily Star Online.
Investigator Andre Milne hailed his game-changing spot “significant”, and urged Google to act urgently by using state-of-the-art satellite technology to revisit the site.
But British video producer Wilson is aiming to beat Google to the punch by landing a helicopter on the mystifying Google Earth site.
And what’s more, the Camden resident will stake his claim for the jaw-dropping £54million prize money offered for unravelling the greatest aviation mystery of all time.
The jet measures 70metres, slightly larger than the 63.7m length of MH370‘s Boeing 777-200.
But in a stunning twist, there is a puzzling gap between the tail and body which could mark a fuselage breakage from a horror crash landing.
“Just thinking about it makes want to move quickly. I’d like to know one way or the other and put this to bed so it doesn’t drag on”
Wilson exclusively told Daily Star Online: “Just thinking about it makes want to move quickly.
“I’d like to know one way or the other and put this to bed so it doesn’t drag on.
“Google could help with that and hope they do.
“I’m in the same camp (as Milne) with regard to Google pointing a satellite at the coordinates and getting an answer, if that’s possible.
“But I’d like to go sooner rather than later and really need to set aside and sort a plan.”
He will fly in with his brothers and will seek help from other search parties, as well as alerting Cambodian authorities.
Wilson added: “Milne’s response was very nice to read and quite encouraging I thought.
“The landmine situation in rural Cambodia makes hiking massively dangerous. It’s also monsoon season.
“Reward-wise. I see no reason why those who help in the recovery of the plane wouldn’t be eligible.
“Worst case scenario I’m wrong and I’ve wasted my time and some money.”
He added: “(But) the finder of the plane is going to be a multi-millionaire.”
Wilson points towards a figure of £54m offered earlier this year by the Malaysian government to exploration firm Ocean Infinity as an incentive to solve the mystery.
And should he discover the plane, Wilson is planning to stake his claim for it.
Commenting on the revelation, Milne – founder of military technology firm Unicorn Aerospace – told us: “Based on the highly suspicious claim made by Malaysian ATC to Ho Chi Minh ATC, it would be very helpful if Google would be available to take a moment and revisit the suspect location with real-time satellite technology.
“To rule in or rule out this site as being one of the two possible land sites we are cross referencing as per my investigation.”
After hailing it a “match”, Milne later said he believes it is unlikely to be MH370 because a 2m piece of debris washed up in Reunion, an island off Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, was concluded as being from the plane.
He believes it is a commercial airliner caught in flight, a theory also held by the Aviation Safety Network.
But when zoomed up close to the jet, Google Earth gives the option to “escape ground view” suggesting it could be lying on the floor.
And fuelling the intrigue even further is how the Aviation Safety Network told us the sighting does not fit the profile of any crashes in the area.
After the plane’s disappearance on March 8, 2014, records released by the Malaysian Transport Ministry show that air traffic controllers were told by Malaysian Airlines that the plane was in Cambodian airspace.
Enquiries were even made as to whether it was in Cambodian capital Phnom Pen, 60 miles east of Wilson’s sightings.
But this was later found to be incorrect.
The MH370 Safety Investigation Report said radar and satellite analysis determined it flew back across the Malaysian peninsula, then towards the Indian Ocean.
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It then ran out of fuel and crashed into the water west of Australia, investigators believe.
But they admit they will never know what truly happened to it until they find the jet or black boxes.
Wilson previously told us: “The Boeing 777-200 is 63.7m in length.
“Measuring the Google sighting you’re looking at around 69 metres, but there looks to be a gap between the tail and the back of the plane.
“It’s just slightly bigger, but there’s a gap that would probably account for that.”
He added: “They know the transponder was turned off for that flight, it could have gone anywhere.
“It’s assumed it turned south. But just north from there is Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
“The route fits as well. It got to just where Malaysia switches to Vietnamese airspace.
“They know the plane went left after that, but after that everything else is conjecture.”
Daily Star Online has approached Google for comment.
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