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Worker on oil rig may have spotted missing Malaysia Airlines flight crashing into the sea

Unconfirmed reports are coming in that a worker on an oil rig off the southeast coast of Vietnam wrote an email to officials stating that he spotted Malaysia Airline flight 370 burning and crashing into the sea.

UPDATE: The BBC is now confirming these reports.

Doan Huu Gia, deputy general director of Vietnam’s air traffic management, said: “We received an email from a New Zealander who works on one of the oil rigs off Vung Tau.

“He said he spotted a burning [object] at that location, some 300 km (200 miles) southeast of Vung Tau.”

Oil rig worker wrote email to Vietnamese officials stating burning plane spotted crashing into ocean — Florian Witulski’s Twitpic account – asia-pacific correspondent | tv-news broadcasting & media-production

The coordinates of the oil rig Songa Mercur cited in the letter are 8°22’30.2″N 108°42’22.3″E.

In the email the oil rig worker states the email was sent to Vietnamese officials.

The email posted by Florian Witulski

The email posted by Florian Witulski

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2 comments

  1. Michael Keller  March 13, 2014 at 12:32 am

    200 miles SE from where he was would have been in the South China Sea area which would have been east of the apx path. The problem with his direction is that 180 would be straight south and 265-275 would have been west of his location.

    Reply
    • Editor  March 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Hi Michael

      It seems this aircraft could have gone anywhere!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Reply

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