A U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, Det 2, assigned to the guided-missile Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), lands aboard Pinckney during a crew swap before returning on task in the search and rescue for the missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370, May 10, 2014. The flight had 227 passengers from 14 nations, mainly China, and 12 crew members. According to the Malaysia Airlines website, three Americans, including one infant, were also aboard. UPI/Chris D. Boardman/US Navy | License Photo
"I believe I saw the Malaysian Airlines plane come down," McKay said. "The timing is right."
"From where I first saw the burning (plane) until the flames went out (still at high altitude) was 10-15 seconds," McKay, a New Zealander, said. "There was no lateral movement, so it was either coming toward our location, stationary (falling) or going away from our location."
Since Flight 370 disappeared Saturday, a massive search has turned up few clues to where it might have gone, or what caused it to vanish. Since it became apparent the plane had turned around after its last communication with ground control, flying south west instead of continuing North East on its intended flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, officials have expanded the search to include the Strait of Malacca.