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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Oil rig worker: burning plane crashed into ocean

12 Mar, 2014

New Zealand oil rig worker Mike McKay, who works on the floating oil drilling platform “Songa Mercur” drilling platform in the South China Sea, sends an e-mail to his bosses claiming he saw a plane go down in flames from his post on the rig, and believes it may be the missing aircraft:

I believe I saw the Malaysian Airlines plane come down. The timing is right. … 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, or going away from our location.

ABC’s Bob Woodruff verifies that the e-mail is genuine:

Vietnamese officials search the site of the presumed crash and find nothing.