Flight 370, The Plane That Got Away
A Malaysian airliner was declared lost at sea a few days ago when air traffic controllers reported that the Plane had vanished. A staggering 227 passengers and 12 crew members were aboard the plane when it went MIA. Family members mourn and hope that their beloved relatives will return.
Although officials are trying their best to look for the plane, not much is being discovered. Thirty-four planes, 40 ships and search crews from 10 countries are searching in and along the South China sea for any sign of flight 370. Many ships and planes have found debris floating around the same area the plane was last seen, but the debris seems to be unrelated to the plane. “We have not found anything that appear to be objects from the aircraft, let alone the aircraft,” Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of the Malaysian Civil Aviation Department, said in an interview with CNN.
Many citizens and anxious news watchers believe that Malaysian officials might be looking in the wrong area. Many believe they should expand their efforts westward. Continuing all the way to the Indian ocean. But ironically, the Jet was supposed to be on it’s “safest part” of the route.
When Raina Patel was asked what she thought about this strange disappearance, she answered,”I think it’s sad. It’s strange that it could just disappear.”
Although much of the focus is on the lost aircraft, the government’s efforts are on things elsewhere. It was reported that there were two passengers on board the plane with stolen passports. It is unknown why they weren’t caught before boarding the plane.One passport had a final destination in Frankfurt, Germany. The other tickets final destination was Denmark. Security was able to identify the men as Pouri Nourmohammadi, 18, and Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, 29, both Iranians. It is still possible that these two men were just eager immigrants, but there is a slight possibility they could be the cause of the disappearance of flight 370.