Plight of Flight MH370 (Comment 3, March 25, 2014)
CAN WE EVER KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO MH370?
Although we hear from the media that MH370’s last position was in the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, nothing is conclusive yet – no one is certain that the debris spotted there by satellites or information from the latest satellite analysis is that of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared 17 days ago, on 8 March.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, in his statement to the press on Monday night, said: “It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.”
We still need to wait for the search teams and aviation experts to locate the debris in the Indian Ocean and confirm that it is indeed the wreckage of the missing plane.
If the black-box is recovered, we could perhaps know how Flight MH370 with 239 people on board went off course to the south of the Indian Ocean instead of taking its normal chatted route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.
“What really happened to Flight MH370?” is in the minds of everyone. The mystery is still unsolved. Or would it ever be solved?
The disappearance of MH370 without a trace is indeed unprecedented in aviation history. Still, as nothing concrete about it has surfaced at this point in time (25 March, 10:00 pm), our prayers for MH370 still continue.
At this juncture, we are also with the heavily-worried relatives of all those on board the vanished plane. We can feel their grief. Our sympathies are with them.