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The Manyak sighting of a low flying plane releasing smoke

01 Feb 2019

By www.orbsi.uk

Manyak and his two crewmates, from their small fishing boat in the northern Malacca Strait, saw a low-flying plane which was issuing black smoke, on Saturday 08 March 2014 WIB.

Here is an early news report describing the Manyak sighting, first in its original Indonesian [1] , then an approximate translation in English.

Nelayan di Aceh Akui Lihat Pesawat Jatuh.
Rabu, 19 Mar 2014.
Tiga nelayan asal Seunuddon, Aceh Utara, mengaku pernah melihat satu pesawat yang sedang terbang rendah dengan mengeluarkan asap hitam pada 8 Maret lalu di perairan Perlak, Aceh Timur, Provinsi Aceh.
Saat itu, ketiga nelayan tersebut sedang memancing dengan menggunakan boat, sekitar 30 mil dari Perlak, Aceh Timur. Salah seorang nelayan, Irham Manyak, mengaku melihat langsung sebuah pesawat yang terbang rendah dari arah barat menuju timur sekitar 30 mil dari pantai. Dia mengaku heran kenapa pesawat penumpang itu terbang rendah dengan mengeluarkan asap hitam. Dia dan rekan-rekannya pun meyakini pesawat itu akan jatuh.
Namun para nelayan itu tidak bisa memastikan bahwa pesawat yang terbang rendah tersebut adalah milik maskapai Malaysia Airlines dengan nomor penerbangan MH370. Mereka juga tidak tahu apakah pesawat tersebut jatuh ke laut atau ke daratan karena kala itu cuaca mendung.
Dari kesaksian tiga nelayan tersebut, Panglima Laot Kecamatan Seunudon Amir Yusufdia menyakini bahwa pesawat yang dilihat oleh nelayan tersebut itu benar MH370. Pihaknya pun telah melaporkan informasi pesawat jatuh kepada Komandan Lanal Lhokseumawe.

Fishermen in Aceh Report Seeing Falling Plane.
Wednesday, Mar 19 2014.
Three fishermen from Seunuddon, North Aceh, claim to have seen a plane that was flying low and releasing black smoke on March 8 in the waters of Perlak, East Aceh, Aceh Province.
At that time, the three fishermen were fishing by boat, about 30 miles off Perlak, East Aceh. One of the fishermen, Irham Manyak, stated he saw a plane that was flying low, from west to east, about 30 miles from the coast. He said he was surprised that the passenger plane was flying low, releasing black smoke. He and his colleagues believed the plane would fall down.
However the fishermen could not confirm that the low-flying aircraft was Malaysian Airlines flight number MH370. They also did not know whether the plane fell down in the sea or on the land because the weather was cloudy at the time.
From the testimonies of the three fishermen, the Sea Commander of Seunudon Subdistrict, Amir Yusufdia, believes that the plane seen by the fisherman was indeed MH370. The information about the falling aircraft was also reported to the Naval Commander at Lhokseumawe.

Map of Peureulak, Manyak sighting, MH370

In my opinion, the Manyak sighting may provide important independent authentication for the recently widely-reported Kusmin sighting.

Notes: Perlak is an alternate spelling of Peureulak, see map. It is reasonable to assume that 30 miles means 30 nautical miles.

More details about this sighting are in the next article [2].

Sources:

[1] http://news.metrotvnews.com/read/2014/03/19/220667/nelayan-di-aceh-akui-lihat-pesawat-jatuh

[2] http://www.orbsi.uk/space/other/manyak-sighting-more.htm


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