It's been two months since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and there is still no sign of the missing plane. The plane, a Boeing 777 from Malaysia Airlines covering the route between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing with 239 people on board, was lost on radar shortly after takeoff. Citing a report from CNN on Monday, the man leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 says the search is the most difficult in human history, but modern technology greatly increases the chances of finding the missing plane. Many are starting to question whether Malaysia Airlines officials are hiding the truth because in the 21st century, and with every conceivable technological developments, the missing plane still has not been found.
From the beginning, confusion reigned in this mysterious case since the Malaysian government did not order the search and rescue plane until four hours after its disappearance. DNA India wrote that the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, recently called for improvements in the safety of commercial airliners and he also admitted that Malaysia "did not get everything right" in the first few days of MH370's disappearance and called for implementing real-time tracking of airliners.
"In the passage of time, I believe Malaysia will be credited for doing its best under near-impossible circumstances. It is no small feat for a country the size of ours to overcome diplomatic and military sensitivities and bring 26 different countries together to conduct one of the world's largest peacetime search operations," Najib wrote in an article in the Wall Street Journal. "But we did not get everything right. In the first few days after the plane disappeared, we were so focused on trying to find the aircraft that we did not prioritise our communications," the statement read.
Currently, it is unclear why Flight 370 deviated from its path and shut down its communications systems. Amid global uncertainty, the researchers kept open all scenarios, from a kidnapping to suicide of one of the pilots, to a fault with electric fire that killed all occupants of the aircraft, which flew on autopilot.
After two months of anguish, relatives of the passengers staying in the Hotel Lido in Beijing were recently forced to return to their dejected and heartbroken houses. After all this time protesting against the lack of transparency of the airline and the Malaysian government, little hope remains of finding their loved ones. In fact, most would be satisfied if the bodies were recovered. Without their bodies, the first funeral for passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was held on May 4 in Australia.
NBC reports that the private memorial service was for Rod and Mary Burrows from Brisbane, the couple’s family said in a statement issued through Queensland Police. Rest in peace, wherever they are.