11/03/2014 05:29 GMT | Updated 12/03/2014 08:59 GMT

Malaysian Airlines MH370 Has NOT Been Found On Google Maps

Google has reportedly urged have-a-go investigators not to use its Maps to try and search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

With the search for the jet entering its fourth day, with no confirmed sightings of wreckage, dozens of concerned web users have apparently taken matters into their own hands.

The Malaysian Star reports that "several concerned citizens" have called the paper to say they had "found" the plane on Google Maps.

Above: one image of a plane sent in by amateur sleuths

One pointed to a point near the Vietnamese island of Cầu Ma Thiên Lãnh, located south west of Ho Chi Minh City.

Another said he had found a plane near Kenyir Dam in Terengganu.

The pictures sent in to the paper do indeed show planes above the sea.

Unfortunately, there is no chance they are of the lost flight. The images on Google Maps are often years old, and are not live images.

A spokesperson from Google Malaysia told the paper:

"Yes, the images may be there, but it is not real time satellite images as the images may have provided to us several weeks or months ago," he said.

"These images which are captured would sometimes contain images of airplanes usually on its flight path and cannot be presumed as a possible crash site."