In the midst of one of the most mysterious aircraft incidents, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar almost four days ago in route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, with 239 people on board.
Heartbroken family members and friends have come forward during the past days looking for answers. One of those is Jonti Roos, who revealed she spent an entire flight in 2011 in the cockpit being entertained by one of the pilots who was flying the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
Jonty Roos has told A Current Affair of her friendship with Fariq Abdul Hamid, the first officer of Flight MH370 when she and a friend were invited into the cockpit during a flight in 2011. Let’s find out more about her.
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Jonti Roos, who is who is currently living in Melbourne during a year-long stay in Australia, said she and a friend were waiting to board their flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur three years ago when two pilots plucked them out of the queue and asked them if they would like to ride in the cockpit.
‘When I realized that it was the exact same co-pilot… and that I had met him and been in the cockpit with him and have photos with him – that was quite shocking.’
‘When I saw all his friends and family posting on his [Facebook] wall my heart really broke for them and my heart broke for the family of the passengers. It’s just a really sad story.’
The pretty Australian, attended Hoërskool Kempton Park in Kempton Park, Gauteng, graduating in 2010 and also the University of Pretoria in Pretoria, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Although she stated she does not want to suggest that Mr Hamid was incompetent and caused the crash in any way. She has lent scandal when she claimed that, co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid allowed she and her friend were seated in the cockpit during takeoff and landing and that the pilots even asked the girls to stay a few nights in Kuala Lumpur with them.
“Throughout the entire flight they were talking to us and they were actually smoking throughout the flight, which I don’t think they’re allowed to do,” Roos said.
“I know for the whole time they weren’t facing the front of the plane and actually flying.
Roos who is in a relationship with, boyfriend Nicholas De Fazio said she came forward with her information because ‘It seems like everybody’s completely in the dark and nobody has any information.’
You can find her on Facebook here.