Uri Geller
Uri Geller said he used a technique called remote viewing to establish what happened to the missing aircraft.Reuters

Uri Geller revealed that he has been approached by a "substantial figure" to help in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

Flight MH370 disappeared without trace on March 8 with 239 people on board.

The spoon bending psychic has been asked to use his powers to explain what happened to the aircraft.

Geller, who has been using a technique called "remote viewing" to establish the fate of the plane, revealed that he believes the pilots were overcome by a fire.

Speaking from his home in Berkshire Geller said: "Remote viewing has been used by the CIA for decades. It works by people sending their mind through space and time. I have been asked by quite a substantial figure in Malaysia what my feelings are about this situation."

"It is my opinion that something happened to the pilot," he explained. "The pilot was either pushed into a situation to divert the plane by another force or he did it of his own accord.

Uri Geller / Twitter

"That is my opinion and it is only my opinion. It is what I had derived from my own personal intuitive feeling."

He later appealed to his followers on Twitter and Facebook, to help him in his psychic search saying: "I have been asked to help. I believe in remote viewing. Can you help me? Can you please try to 'see' where you believe the plane went down? How and why, what are your own feelings, what does you intuitive sense tell you. Thank you."

The psychic came under attack from people on social media for his enquiries, however he refuted the suggestions that he was seeking publicity from the tragedy.

He explained that the insights and views from the followers would contribute to his own theory that something happened in the cockpit of the aircraft.

One follower wrote: "I have every confidence in you and your gifts. If you can find oil and diamonds a plane should be easy. I look forward to your results. Come on, these families need your abilities."

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Crash Map
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Crash Map

Numerous theories have been circulating in a bid to explain the mysterious disappearance of the aircraft, with suggestions of terrorism, mechanical faults causing the plane to disintegrate, a mid-air hijacking and concerns regarding the mental state of the pilot.  

The investigation is increasingly focusing on the theory that someone who knew how to fly a plane deliberately diverted the flight.

The request for Geller's assistance was revealed as Malaysian officials said that the search for the Boeing 777 was expanding into the Indian Ocean.

FLIGHT MH370 FACTBOX

Flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport en route to Beijing at 00:41 on Saturday 8 March (16:41 GMT Friday).

About 50 minutes later, the aircraft lost contact with air traffic control.

No distress call was made.

On board, there were 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 countries. That included 153 Chinese and 38 Malaysians.

Two Iranian male passengers, Pouria Nour Mohammad Mahread and Delavar Syed Mohammad Reza, were travelling on fake passports. Neither had any apparent links to terrorist groups.

No debris from the plane has been found in the international search.

At least 10 countries, including China, the US and Singapore, were using a total of 42 ships and 39 aircraft to search for the missing plane in the South China Sea, the Malacca Strait and the Andaman Sea.