An Indonesian fisherman claims he saw missing flight MH370 falling into the sea “like a broken kite” while insisting he recorded the exact location of the crash.
The Malaysian Airlines flight vanished on March 8, 2014, after taking off from Kuala Lumpur - sparking one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time.
Rusli Khusmin, 42, says he and his crew witnesses the crash and recorded the co-ordinates of where the doomed jet entered the water on a GPS device.
Mr Khusmin says the aircraft went down in the Strait of Malacca – a narrow shipping lane, west of Kuala Lumpur, where Malaysia Airlines lost contact with MH370 close to Phuket island, Thailand.
The fisherman, who held up a map to show reporters where he claims the plane entered the water, described seeing the aircraft falling without a sound.
In a news conference in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, he said: “I saw the plane moving from left to right like a broken kite.
“There was no noise, just black smoke as a result of fires before it crashed into the water.”
He added that there was a strong smell of acidic fumes in the air before the plane smashed into the sea.
The 42-year-old did not explain why he had waited nearly five years to report his story to authorities.
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