Johor housewife: I'm convinced I saw aircraft near Andaman islands

Johor housewife: I'm convinced I saw aircraft near Andaman islands
Johor housewife Raja Dalelah Raja Latife claims that she saw the stricken Malaysia Airlines plane partly submerged in the waters off the Andaman islands.

MALACCA - Did MH370 crash in the Andaman Sea and then drift thousands of kilometres to the southern Indian Ocean?

A Johor housewife has claimed that she saw the stricken Malaysia Airlines plane partly submerged in the waters off the Andaman islands when she was returning to Kuala Lumpur after a pilgrimage to Mecca on March 8.

Raja Dalelah Raja Latife, 53, lodged a police report the same day.

She said she had taken flight SV2058 that left Jeddah at 3.30am Saudi time (8.30am Malaysian time) and after the plane flew past the southern Indian city of Chennai, she saw something strange in the ocean.

"It looked like an aeroplane," said the mother of 10.

"Throughout the journey, I was staring out of the window of the aircraft as I couldn't sleep during the flight.

"It is normal for me to look out of the window if I can't sleep during a flight. On my first trip to Beijing two years ago, I also stayed awake by looking out the window," she said.

Raja Dalelah, from Kota Tinggi in Johor said the plane she was in was flying over the Indian Ocean when she saw a silvery object on the ocean.

The in-flight monitor in front her showed that the aircraft was crossing the Indian Ocean. The last city on the land mass showed Chennai.

"I had seen several shipping liners and islands from my window earlier. Then, I saw the silvery object.

"I took a closer look and was shocked to see what looked like the tail and wing of an aircraft on the water," she said.

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