A father-of-two left his wedding ring and watch to give to his children in case something happened to him before boarding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight as he flew out to start a dream job in Mongolia.
Mechanical engineer Paul Weeks, 39, of Perth, Australia, was on the flight as he made his way to his first shift in a fly-in fly-out job.
His wife Danica has revealed how he left the objects with her to give to their two boys if something was to happen to him.
Mrs Weeks however said on Sunday that she was praying for a miracle as she waited for news of him.
She told 9News National in Perth: ‘(He said) “If something should happen to me then the wedding ring should go to the first son that gets married and then the watch to the second”.’
The former soldier, who was born in New Zealand, moved his young family to Perth after their home in Christchurch was devastated by earthquakes.
Mr Weeks was one of 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board the Malaysia Airlines flight which went missing early Saturday morning as it made its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
The manifest included 152 passengers from China, 38 from Malaysia, seven from Indonesia, six from Australia, five from India, three from the U.S., and others from Indonesia, France, New Zealand, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan and the Netherlands.