KELANTAN, Malaysia - A businessman in Ketereh claimed that he saw a bright white light, believed to be of an aircraft, descending at high speed towards the South China Sea about 1.45am on the day flight MH370 went missing.
Alif Fathi Abdul Hadi, 29, told the New Straits Times what he saw after lodging a report with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in Tok Bali earlier today.
Alif said he was in the compound of his home when he saw the bright white light, which he described as similar to the ones used by airplanes during night flights.
"I was walking towards my back door when I caught a glimpse of the white light.
"It was moving towards the sea, towards Bachok area, which was unusual.
"Usually, aircrafts that fly over here have their usual route pattern, but this one went completely towards the other way," he said.
Alif said he watched the light's movement for about five minutes, before realising that it was descending.
However, he said he was not sure that it was an airplane as he only saw the light.
He said there was no blinking red light.
"I did not think much about it, and went to sleep.
"Only the next day, when I heard the news on the radio, I thought that the light I saw could be from the aircraft's.
"After discussing with my family members, they advised me to lodge a report, and I hope this information can be of any help," he said.
Alif was accompanied by his uncle Rosman Ishak, 55, when he lodged the report.