Radio DJs launch their own search for missing flight MH370

Sunday 10 June, 2018


Hosts of New Zealand station The Rock FM’s Drive show, Duncan Heyde and Thane Kirby have crowdfunded their own search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which mysteriously went missing in 2014.

The pair has managed to get a funding of $35,000 from around 400 of their listeners through a crowdfunding campaign online, Stuff reported. 

They are going to fly to Mauritius in June to search for three days at possible locations with coordinates supplied by Australian engineer Peter MacMahon.

MH370 went missing in the early hours of March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

While McMahon's theory has been widely criticised and discredited by other researchers and investigators, who believe his evidence is based on images taken in 2009, Heyde said even if they came up with nothing, "at least we can offer to the families that have got victims that another part of the ocean has been searched. They can cross that off."  

The pair say they have the blessing of Charlotte Weeks, the niece of Paul Weeks, one of two New Zealand citizens on board the ill-fated flight.

MH370's disappearance has been something of an obsession for Kirby, who has hosted a regular Plane Watch segment on both his previous station George FM and now The Rock.

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