Ian Wilson and his brother, Jack, will be trekking through the dangerous regions of the Cambodian Jungle in search for MH370, after claiming they spotted the plane on Google Maps.
The Malaysia Airlines flight vanished on March 8, 2014 after departing from Kuala Lumpur’s airport, carrying a total of 239 passengers and crew on board.
Ian and Jack landed in Cambodia on Tuesday, with plans trek through the Cambodian Jungle in search of the missing plane.
But an insider has warned the brothers’ lives could be in danger.
Speaking to the Daily Star, he explained how illegal loggers armed with knives resided in the area, and they regularly consumed methamphetamine – a Class A drug.
They could potentially sneak up and attack the foreign men, viewing them as a threat.
In emails to Ian, the insider said: “The real danger you have is not so much the terrain, but the illegal loggers who are operating in the area and would not be pleased to see white guys wandering around with recording equipment.
“I don’t want you to get into a potentially dangerous situation, either in the jungle or with these guys, who are mostly on methamphetamine to keep them awake, and armed with big knives, at the very least.”
On Friday, Ian and Jack departed from Chrok La Eang to the Cambodian Jungle, in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.
This comes after Ian came across a Google Maps picture showing a plane-like structure, claiming it was the Boeing 777-200 plane.
The body of the plane measured around 70 metres in length, slightly longer than standard Boeing 777 planes, which are 63.7 metres long.
Speaking from Cambodia on Thursday, Ian told the Daily Star Online: “The first night we were in Phnom Penh, and earlier we headed west to a place in Kampong Speu, which is where we are now.
“At dawn we’re leaving for a place close to the Chrok La Eang waterfalls. It’s hard to see any real route to it by roads but its earmarked as a place for tourists to go so we’ll find it.
“Then from there it’s anyone’s guess, that’s probably as close as anyone has been to the site.
“We’ve got a tent and it’ll be home for a night or two unless it’s easier than I think it is. Currently there is lightening and thunderstorms.”
Some aviation experts believe the mysterious Google Maps picture was simply a plane flying in mid-air.
A Chinese satellite company – Chang Guang Satellite Technology – visited the site, but said no plane was discovered and they required a “professional search team on the ground to lay the claim to rest”.