Oil worker who claimed seeing MH370 plane in flames fired
Mike Mckay, an oil worker who claimed he saw the Malaysian MH370 flight go down in March this year, received a contract termination as a consequence.
McKay, from New Zealand, was working on the Songa Offshore-owned rig, offshore Vietnam, at the time of the airplane’s disappearance when he sent e-mail to the Malaysian authorities, claiming he had seen the plane burning in the sky some 70 kilometers from the Songa Mercur rig.
The leaked e-mail soon attracted huge media attention and so many calls and inquiries that, according to McKay, communication systems of Songa Offshore, the owner of the rig, and Idemitsu, the rig operator, got blocked.
“This became intolerable for them and I was removed from the rig and not invited back,” he told the Sunday Star Times .