Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Not Found

On March 8th 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared. The Boeing 777 was carrying 239 people, mostly Chinese nationals, from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared, It has not been found since.

This was not through the lack of trying. At one point, 26 countries were involved in the search efforts and a year after the disappearance, the search is still ongoing. However, things on that front might be changing. Although Malaysia has pledged to continue searching, the simple fact of the matter is that the chances of finding the plane is now very small. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, being the blunt man that he is, has publicly said that the search for Flight MH370 cannot continue at its current intensity “forever”, 

Unfortunately, he is right. I agree that the family of the people in the plane deserved to know what happened to their love ones, but if the plane has still not been found...chances are that it won't be found unless someone gets very lucky. Not helping matter is the confusion on where the plane was when it disappeared. 

The last voice contact from Flight MH370 was taken less than an hour after take-off at 1.19am and the commercial jet fell off the radar in the next two minutes, after which it was claimed that it diverted from its flight path and flew west across the Malaysian peninsula. Something the Malaysian government only notice after the plane was reported missing! 

So I'm sorry for the loved ones of the victims but facts are facts. I hope I am wrong but a year after the tragedy, I think Flight MH370 is probably not going to be found. 

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