A Russian media website is claiming that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 was “located” near Kandahar, Pakistan.
A source told the website MK.ru that the plane is located on a “rural” road with a broken wing. It also claimed that “all passengers [are] alive and were divided to stay in “mud huts.”
MK.ru is considered a mainstream media outlet in Russia, but has a pro-Vladimir Putin stance.
It cited “special services” for its report. The article didn’t elaborate too much further on the matter.
The report also said that “some experts” doubt the claims made by security services about the missing jet.
However, this report differs dramatically from what Malaysian officials have said about the plane. They said last week that the plane was in the southern Indian Ocean.
Crews are scouring the ocean to find any possible clues for the missing plane, which vanished March 8 as it was heading from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The flight had 239 people on board.
On March 16, the Independent newspaper in the U.K. said that “Malaysian airlines flight MH370 may have been deliberately flown under the radar to Taliban-controlled bases on the border of Afghanistan” in Pakistan, but that was before Malaysian officials said it was in the Indian Ocean.
“Eight days after the Boeing 777 vanished, The Independent has learnt that Malaysian authorities are seeking diplomatic permission to investigate a theory that the plane was flown to one of a number of Taliban strongholds on the Afghan border in North West Pakistan,” the paper added. The report was published just eight days after the plane went missing.
According to The Associated Press, Malaysian officials said on Wednesday that the plane might never be found.
“Investigations may go on and on and on. We have to clear every little thing,” Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters, AP reported. “At the end of the investigations, we may not even know the real cause. We may not even know the reason for this incident.”
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