Malaysia Passenger leaves ring, watch for toddler sons before disappearance


It may be their last gift from daddy.

Before taking off on the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner for a new job in far off Mongolia, Paul Weeks took off his wedding ring and watch and handed them to his wife Danica.

“If something should happen to me then the wedding ring should go to the first son that gets married and the watch to the second,” Weeks said, the worried wife recalled.

Then, about an hour after the plane took off from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Weeks and the 238 other passengers aboard Flight 370 vanished somewhere over the South China Sea.

“I can’t give up hope,” a weeping Danica Weeks told 9News in Perth, Australia, where the family lives. “I would love him to walk through that door, hold him one more time … I see him everywhere in the house.”

Weeks, 39, is the father of 3-year-old Lincoln and an 11-month-old Jack. A former soldier from New Zealand, Weeks moved his family to Australia after their home in Christchurch was flattened by earthquakes.

Danica Weeks said her husband, a mechanical engineer, had just landed a “dream job” with Transwest Mongolia and had packed “lots of photos” of his family in his luggage.

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