Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 – Emotional Tales: Girlfriend of Philip Wood from Texas, One of the Passengers, Talks About the Pain of Missing her ‘Soul Mate’

By @MazumdarTarun on

Sarah Bajc and her boyfriend Philip Wood lived in Beijing. Philip was one of the three American passport holders on the MH370 Malaysia Airlines that disappeared Saturday. Philip's family said that he was planning to move to Malaysia and this flight to Beijing was meant to be his last.

The long-time girlfriend of Philip Wood, 50 who was on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has talked about the pain she has suffered in a bid to get information about the ill-fated MH370 plane.

Sarah Bajc talked to CBS News about the horror that began Saturday when he was set to land at Beijing airport after a trip to meet his family in Texas. MH370 of Malaysia Airlines never landed at Beijing Airport.

She told CBS News that she tried to use the online tracker through Malaysia Airlines that said it was delayed. It took off on time but never landed at Beijing.

Sarah looked for internet reports and came across a press release issued by Malaysia Airlines.

"The plane had lost contact somewhere over the South China Sea."

She tried to contact Malaysia Airlines for several hours but could not connect.

"Finally they contacted me since I was listed as next of kin, and they were able to tell me nothing other than the fact that they lost contact," said Sarah.

The spokesman could not confirm when Sarah mentioned reports about oil slick and pieces of MH370 had been spotted in the South China Sea.

Philip Wood lived in Beijing for two years and worked as a technical storage executive for IBM. He was divorced and had two sons. He and Sarah were planning to move to Malaysia.

Sarah said that the incident was "one of the most painful things I have ever had to go through."

She described Philip as her "soul mate" and was still hoping for good news. She posted a poem by Emily Dickinson on Facebook about hope. It was for Philip.

"I'm personally not willing to give up hope that there's a chance we'll find survivors, that we'll find the plane," said Sarah to CBS News, adding, "There just has to be a chance."

The Boeing 777-200 plane took off at 12:41 a.m. Saturday and was expected to land at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The controllers lost contact with MH370 flight of Malaysia Airlines and the last known location was Vietnam. 

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