The wife of one of the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 said Thursday that all of the conspiracy theories and false reports of debris were hurting her family and others whose loved ones are presumed dead. Danica Weeks, wife of MH370 passenger Paul Weeks, told the Sydney Morning Herald that the continual search has only reopened the grieving process for her and her children.
Flight MH370 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean in March 2014, and the plane or its remnants have never been found since. Following the plane's disappearance from radar over a year ago, theories have swirled concerning where the plane may be or what happened to it. Rumors have included that it was shot down with a missile, that it landed somewhere in Siberia, that the CIA hijacked it or even that it was abducted by aliens.
Weeks told the Sydney Morning Herald that these rumors were incredibly unhelpful for her and her family in an interview Thursday. Weeks called the latest theories "another wild goose chase" and described how supposed discoveries surrounding the whereabouts of the plane only reopened wounds that had not yet healed for her and her family.
People across the Indian Ocean have also made claims to finding debris allegedly from the missing plane. After a flaperon was discovered on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean in July, the number of people claiming to have found debris rapidly proliferated. A teenager from a remote island in the Philippines even claimed that he had found the entire shell of the plane, complete with the skeletons of the passengers and pilot, over the weekend.
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Police in the Philippines quickly dismissed the teenager's claims. "We interviewed the people there, the fishermen, but they have no knowledge about it," a spokesman said, adding, "Philippines confirm there is no wreckage of the plane," the Telegraph reported.