A British sailor crossing the Indian Ocean in March said she may have seen missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on fire in the sky.
Katherine Tee, 41, was sailing from Cochin, India to Phuket with her husband when she reportedly saw what looked like a “plane on fire” crossing the night sky, according to the Phuket Gazette.
“I was on a night watch. My husband was asleep below deck and our one other crew member was asleep on deck,” she told the Phuket Gazette.
Tee said the fire had a plume of black smoke trailing behind it.
Tee said she could see the outline of the plane, saying it “looked longer” than planes usually do.
The woman’s yacht was in the vicinity of one of the projected flight paths for MH370, according to data maps posted on a Cruisers Forum.
On the forum, she explained why she didn’t say anything after hearing about the plane crash.
“I did, to the cruisers in the local bar who told us. Some suggested I should say something, that might have been it. Most said that the flight was heading towards Vietnam. I wasn’t sure of the date or time. I am still not. I did think that what I saw would add little, and be dismissed with the thousands of other sightings I assumed were being reported; I thought that the authorities would be able to track it’s GPSlog which I assumed was automatically transmitted, etc… And most of all, I wasn’t sure of what I saw. I couldn’t believe it myself. I even doubted my sanity, and didn’t think anyone would believe me when I was having trouble believing my own eyes. So I dismissed it, and got on with the business of fixing me and my marriage. All I can confirm is that I learnt last night that we were in the right place at the right time, so it seems possible.”
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