False lead after false lead, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 still remains a mystery. With no sign of wreckage from the missing jet, rumors have filled the void of physical evidence and have left families in total despair. But hopes have slightly resurged after one British woman claimed to have seen the plane in the air around the time it vanished.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Katherine Tee recently reported to the Australian authorities that she may have seen the missing MH370 flight streaking through the night sky on fire. She witnessed this event when she was sailing with her husband from India to Thailand in early March.
Tee said she was on the deck of her Kalik 40 yacht while her husband and another member of the crew were sleeping below deck. She describes the sight in the online sailing forum Cruisers Forum:
It looked like a plane! It caught my attention because I had never seen a plane with orange lights before, so wondered what they were. I could see the outline of the plane, it looked longer than planes usually do. There was what appeared to be a tail of black smoke coming from behind it.
There were two other planes passing higher than it – moving the other way – at that time. They had normal nav lights. I recall thinking that if it was a plane on fire that I was seeing, the other aircraft would report it. And then I wondered again why it had such bright orange lights. They put me in mind of sodium lights. Or perhaps it was a UFO. Or a meteorite.
Tee said she never spoke up about it until now because she didn’t think anybody would believe her, and she assumed that the planes above would have reported it and that MH370 would have been found by now.
The lead could be of help to authorities, who recently stated that research would go on for months or even years.
Meanwhile, scientists are investigating a low-frequency underwater noise detected off the southern coast of India, which reportedly travelled across the Indian Ocean and was picked up by receivers off the west coast of Australia, The Telegraph reports.
By Aliaume Leroy