Tech expert Ian Wilson will head into the Cambodian jungle in only a matter of weeks.
He claims the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines jet lies in the mountainous terrain west of capital Phnom Penh.
And he is so convinced the plane he spotted on Google Maps is the missing Boeing 700-200, he is going to use helicopter to get there.
The video producer has agreed in principle a deal with Helicopters Cambodia, who offer tours, to take him to visit the site.
They will fly him around three miles away from his Google Earth co-ordinates, because the jungle is “too thick”.
Once landed, he is to use an experienced tour guide to embark on a two-day mission.
“Any jungle in Cambodia there are always tracks, but you need someone to guide you”
Helicopters Cambodia boss, named as Kevin, told Daily Star Online: “If someone comes along, I’ll take anyone there.”
He added: “You’d have to walk from around three miles.
“We can drop him off or land anywhere, but he’s really got to sit down and plan the whole thing.
“It’s not as simple as dropping off and just heading into the jungle, it’s pretty thick in there.
“Any jungle in Cambodia there are always tracks, but you need someone to guide you.
“The risk is going in and getting lost if you’ve got jungle and tall trees. But you can get people to help you, hunters or working in that area.
“It would probably take him a couple of days, it’s pretty thick jungle.”
But he believes the Google Maps sighting is a plane caught mid-flight, a theory also held by the Aviation Safety Network.
Earlier this week, a group of aviation experts hovered above the claimed MH370 sight and found no signs of the plane.
However private investigator Andre Milne said their mission was “useless” because they didn’t search on foot.
He told us: “Flying over in a helicopter is virtually useless
“It requires human insertion to the ground via a jungle penetration from above.
“Flying ‘over’ a deep jungle growth forest to look for an aircraft that has been on the ground for over four years is virtually useless because of the thick vegetation that will have grown all around and over the aircraft making it impossible to see from the air.
“I know this from first hand experience of having investigated aircraft and helicopter crash sites in tropical growth forest regions in the past.
“Google must confirm the authenticity of the image and the coordinates immediately, provided the image is deemed as authentic.”
Wilson has sounded out the beginning of October for when he will embark on the mission.
He added: “There was a section called ‘special purposes’, so I said if I was to turn up, give you some co-ordinates, is it possible you could take me there?
“He said I know who you are, and absolutely you can take me there and gave me the price, which was like $4,000.”
“The helicopter company said if we take you, we’ll get you right in there.
“They specialise in going into really dense terrain.”
Wilson’s plane sighting measures around 70 metres, slightly longer than the 63.7m of the Boeing 777-200 but with a mysterious gap between the tail and body.
It also lies around 60 miles west of Phnom Penh, an area air traffic controllers enquired about following its disappearance.
The jet went missing on March 8, 2014, on a flight from Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to Beijing before it disappeared during a handover between Malaysian and Vietnamese air traffic controllers.
Records released by the Malaysian Transport Ministry show that air traffic controllers were told by Malaysian Airlines the plane was in Cambodian airspace.
Ho Chi Minh air traffic controllers also enquired if the jet was in Phnom Penh, east of Wilson’s Google Maps sighting.
But this was later judged to be incorrect.
The MH370 Safety Investigation Report said radar and satellite analysis determined it flew back across the Malaysia peninsula and towards the Indian Ocean, before running out of fuel and crashing into the water west of Australia.
And a 2m piece of debris investigators say is from the plane has washed up on Reunion, an island off Madagascar into the Indian Ocean.
But they said we will never know what happened to the plane unless the jet or black box is found.
Daily Star Online has approached Google for comment.