A self-styled Nigerian prophet, T.B. Joshua, reportedly forewarned in 2013 that a "large aircraft, carrying over 200 people would develop a fault on the tarmac" in "an Asian nation" and people are now speculating that he was talking about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
A YouTube video linking Joshua's prediction, made on Sunday July 28, 2013, and Flight MH370 has now gone viral. In the prediction he says the incident with the predicted flight would be caused by "impatience" in addressing a fixable fault with plane.
"We have to pray, this is an Asian country," said Joshua in the run-up to his prediction in the video.
"I will not mention any country but God showed me the country. I am seeing a very big balloon. What is the cause of this? It was just about to take off and the fault started. It means they can discover it on the tarmac but because of impatience.
"If God gives me the grace I will send a letter to the embassy of the country. Check your airlines in your country," he warned to applause.
"But it's going to be huge. Almost 200 people inside. What happened here is the fault of impatience because there are many things they need to look into before they take off but they are unable," he said.
Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport just after midnight on Saturday and it has since disappeared which has left investigators, aviation experts and the authorities in several countries at a loss to explain what happened. There were 239 people on-board. The airline said it did not receive any distress messages or emergency signals from Flight MH370 before it "disappeared off the radar."