An oil rig worker has injected himself into the massive search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Flight MH370 vanished without a trace shortly after take off from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning.
Mike McKay, who was working on an oil rig in the South China Sea, wrote an email to his boss claiming he saw a plane in flames.
McKay wrote, “When I observed the burning (plane) it appeared to be in one piece. McKay said he made an attempt to contact authorities, but he did not know if his message was received.
McKay wrote: “From when I first saw the burning (plane) until the flames went out (still at high altitude) was 10-15 seconds. There was no lateral movement, so it was either coming toward our location, stationary (falling) or going away from our location.”
He also gave the coordinates of the plane — which would put it hundreds of miles off course to the east.
In related news, a Tomnod.com user scanning uploaded satellite images believes he spotted the fuselage of the plane underwater (image below). And Chinese authorities released a similar satellite image of 3 large objects floating under the south China sea.
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The location of the objects more closely matches the flight plan of MH370. The images were taken on Sunday, a day after the plane crashed.