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Widow recalls moment she found out husband was on flight MH370

Widow recalls moment she found out husband was on flight MH370

Danica's husband was on the MH370 flight that has been missing since 2014

As ‘new evidence’ may uncover information about the MH370 flight in 2014, a widow previously recalled the harrowing moment she found out her husband was on the plane.

On 8 March that year, the Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing.

You can watch the trailer for the Netflix docuseries about the ‘plane that disappeared’ here:

The MH370 flight took off from Kuala Lumpar for Beijing, China with 239 passengers and members of crew on board – including husband and father-of-two, Paul Weeks.

Hours into the flight, radars were left unable to locate the plane and it was never seen again.

Weeks' widow Danica opened up about the day her husband left their home in Perth, Australia, to travel to his new job in China and the moment she was called and alerted something had gone wrong with his flight.

Released earlier this year, the three-part Netflix docuseries titled MH370: The Plane That Disappeared included Danica revealing the day Paul left was 'very emotional' anyway.

The MH370 plane has been missing for over nine years.
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The father had reportedly been hesitant about taking a job so far from home meaning he'd be away from his family for weeks at a time, but Danica was persistent he should not waste the opportunity.

Danica recalls how there were 'a lot of tears' shed by herself, Paul and their two sons, Jack and Lincoln.

In the documentary she says: "The boys blew kisses and said they loved them and they walked out the door… and that was like it was yesterday."

And the last communication the family ever had? An email Paul sent just before boarding the flight reading: "You and the boys are my world."

Danica only became aware something had gone wrong with the flight when she received a call from a reporter.

The mum said: "I thought what does she want with Paul and she said, 'You haven’t heard?', and I said, 'Heard what?' and she said there had been an incident with the plane.

Danica's husband was one of over 200 passengers on the flight.
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"I dropped the phone and ran outside screaming."

Danica is one of multiple family members to be featured in the Netflix docuseries, alongside several journalists and scientists.

MH370: The Plane That Disappeared delves into the flight's disappearance by reconstructing the events leading up to it and investigating several conspiracy theories in the hope of shedding light on a mystery which still remains unanswered.

In the series, Danica resolves: "I promised him from day dot I would find him and bring him home and I haven’t done that.

"Until I do there will be no peace."

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Featured Image Credit: Danica Weeks / Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Topics: World News, Netflix, Documentaries, TV and Film, News, Australia