Plight of Flight MH370 (Comment 5, April 4, 2014)
SEARCH FOR MH370 CONTINUES: HOPE, PRAYERS AND PATIENCE SHOULD ALSO CONTINUE
The mystery of the missing Flight MH370 is deepening day by day – it’s now 28 days since the aircraft disappeared without a trace.
More than 21 nations have come together to help in the search of the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner with their expertise and professionalism. The gathering of nations to extend their help in this time of need and difficult time is marvellous and historical in aircraft disasters.
Marine and aviation experts with sophisticated equipment are striving to locate any wreckage of the Boeing 777 jetliner which satellite readings point that it ended its mysterious journey in southern Indian Ocean, some 2,500 km west of Perth. The plane, with nearly 300 passengers and crew members, was headed for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on 8 March when it disappeared.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has assured the world of continued commitment in the search, saying “We will not give up.”
The long wait for any concrete evidence of the whereabouts of the plane, has even made the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Tony Abbot, to call the search “the most difficult in human history.”
Only God knows what has happened to the plane. On humanitarian ground, our collective cross-country efforts to solve the mystery of MH370 must go on.
Confidence in getting a positive search result is higher with the multinational search team. This is laudable.
Meanwhile, our hearts are with the grieving relatives of all those on board the ill-fated flight. Patience should reign. Hope and prayers for the best to happen should not cease.