Widow of Kiwi on MH370 claims she was told pilots 'took' plane

Danica Weeks spoke out on 60 Minutes last night. Photo / 60 Minutes
Danica Weeks spoke out on 60 Minutes last night. Photo / 60 Minutes

The widow of a passenger on doomed flight MH370 has sensationally claimed the wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister implied the pilots "took" the jet.

Danica Weeks, 42, said a month after she was told the plane had disappeared on March 8, 2014, she told Rosmah Mansor - wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak - to do everything in her power to "find her husband" Paul and "bring him home".

"[She said] it was very horrible that someone would do that to 238 innocent people," the Australian mother-of-two told Channel Nine's 60 Minutes on Sunday night.

"She was insinuating that the pilots took the plane."

The Boeing 777 has not been found since it disappeared flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing nearly two and a half years ago.

Numerous theories have been put forward, including the 53-year-old pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah "took over" the aircraft and crashed it in an act of suicide and mass murder.

Mr Vance believes a small section of wing, called the flaperon, found a year ago off the coast of Madagascar, shows 'definite evidence' it was extended at the time of landing - and the extending can only be activated by a person.

The failure to find floating debris could also be explained by a slow, controlled landing, he said.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau crash investigator Peter Foley agreed the crash could have been the work of a rogue pilot.

Mr Foley said analysis from French authorities showed it was possible the plane was in a "deployed state".

Danica Weeks, the widow of Kiwi Paul Weeks, has claimed the wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister implied the pilots 'took' flight MH370. Photo / Facebook
Danica Weeks, the widow of Kiwi Paul Weeks, has claimed the wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister implied the pilots 'took' flight MH370. Photo / Facebook

The flaperon is in the hands of the French, and Malaysian investigators have been unable to take possession of it, a year after its discovery.

"I think it's been a frustration for the investigation," Mr Foley said.

Mr Foley conceded if the plane was piloted until the end, it could have landed outside the current search area.

"There is a possibility there was someone in control at the end and we're actively looking for evidence to support that," he said.

Last week it was revealed divers hunting for MH370 are believed to have been looking in the wrong spot for two years.

Investigators at a Dutch company leading the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 say they believe the plane may have glided down with a pilot at the controls rather than dived in its final moments.

The latest theory means that search teams admit they many have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for the past two years looking for the jet.

- Daily Mail

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