Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search: British Sailor Claims She Saw Plane ‘On Fire’
A British sailor has come forward reporting she saw Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 “on fire” nearly three-months after the plane went missing without a trace en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China in the early hours of March 8.
The yachtswoman — who was sailing with her husband in the Indian Ocean, between India and Thailand — believes she may have seen Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the night in question, but failed to report the incident because she was distraught over marital problems.
Katherine Tee, 41, said the long search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 made them review their GPS route, and they realized they were close to what investigators believe is the most likely path the missing plane took before crashing in the Indian Ocean, where a multinational search has been ongoing for months.
Tee told the Phuket Gazette in Thailand:
“This is what convinced me to file a report with the full track data for our voyage to the relevant authorities. I looked back through our GPS logs and lo and behold, what we saw was consistent with the confirmed contact which the authorities had from MH370.”
“I saw something that looked like a plane on fire. Then I thought I must be mad. It caught my attention because I had never seen a plane with orange lights before so I wondered what they were… It looked longer than planes usually do. There was what appeared to be black smoke behind it.”
“Since that’s not something you see every day, I questioned my mind. I was looking at what appeared to be an elongated plane glowing bright orange, with a trail of black smoke behind it. It did occur to me that it might be a meteorite. But I thought it was more likely that I was going insane.”
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The British woman says that aside from what she believes was Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, she saw two other aircraft flying at a higher altitude, and she was sure that if she had seen the “plane on fire,” the crew of the other airplanes would have, as well.
The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has yielded no physical evidence of the wreckage, even though authorities still believe the airplane crashed in the waters off Perth, Australia.
Tee says that she regrets not reporting what she saw the night of March 8 over the Indian Ocean and hopes that the information can bring closure to the families of the 239 souls on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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