Brother of Texas Man Aboard Malaysia Air Hopeful for a 'Wonderful Reunion'

PHOTO: Philip Wood and girlfriend Sarah Bajc at Christmas. Wood, 50, is among the 239 people on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.PlayCourtesy the Wood family
WATCH Brother of Man on Malaysia Flight Hopes for 'Wonderful Reunion'

The brother of the Texas man who was aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that vanished over a week ago is "hopeful" that the passengers are alive and are praying for "a wonderful reunion."

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James Wood said he hopes the flight that his brother Philip was on was hijacked rather than crashed.

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"You obviously have hope for a different outcome ... You want to see your loved one," he told ABC News.

Philip Wood, 50, works as an executive for IBM Malaysia and had recently been transferred from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, where the flight originated.

In a photo provided to ABC News by the Woods family shows Woods' desk at his Kuala Lampur office covered in origami cranes made by his co-workers.

The flight, which was carrying 239 passengers, disappeared March 8 on its way to Beijing. Wood was one of three Americans aboard the flight.

James Wood said he continues to pray that he'll see his brother again.

"Hope is a good thing," he said. "Hope is a positive thing."