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"This is where MH370 crashed": Fisherman claims he saw Malaysian Airlines plane go down


An Indonesian fisherman who claims to know the exact spot where the ill-fated MH370 plane crashed into the Sumatra sea has handed over the co-ordinates to investigators. Rusli Khusmin, 42, says he and his crew members witnessed the disaster, in which a Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 239 people disappeared, on the morning of March 8, 2014. Rusli recorded the co-ordinates of the site where he says the plane entered the water on a GPS device and held up a map to show reporters.

Rusli says this spot in the Sumatra Sea between Malaysia and Indonesia is the final resting place of MH370

At a news conference today in Subang Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur where MH370 took off, he recalled seeing a damaged aircraft and thick black smoke.


"I saw the plane moving from left to right like a broken kite" he said.


"There was no noise, just black smoke as a result of fires before it crashed into the water"


"There was a strong smell of acidic fumes in the air before the plane went down", he added.


Rusli was flown in from Indonesia for the news conference at the Lake View Club in Subang Jaya, where he swore an oath of truth over the Koran. He did not explain why he had taken almost five years for him to report his version of events to authorities. He has handed over his data containing evidence of the site of impact to CASSA, a Malaysian NGO.