Sunday, 8 March 2015

Malaysia 370 12 months on; Still no answers


Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the disappearance of the Malaysian 777. Flight MH 370 was a scheduled international passenger flight that disappeared on 8 March 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. Flight 370 last made voice contact with air traffic control at 01:19 local time when it was over the South China Sea, less than an hour after take off. The aircraft disappeared from air traffic controllers' radar screens at 01:21 local time.
Malaysian military radar continued to track Flight 370 as it deviated from its planned flight path and crossed the Malay Peninsula. Flight 370 left the range of Malaysian military radar at 02:22 while over the Andaman Sea, 200 nautical miles (370 km; 230 mi) northwest of Penangin in north western Malaysia. The aircraft was carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 15 nations; six of those were Australians. .
After 12 months of extensive searches and many possible sighting of floating objects, Investigators have found no trace of the Malaysia Airlines 777 or it's 239 passengers.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament this week he could not promise the search effort, led by Australia at Malaysia's request, "will go on at this intensity forever".
At the time of its disappearance, and when the presumed loss of all on board are confirmed, Flight 370 would have be the deadliest aviation incident in Malaysia Airlines' history and the deadliest involving a Boeing 777, but sadly that honour now goes to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 which was shot down over Ukraine with 298 people aboard in July 2014.
Flight 370 was operated by a Boeing 777-2H6ER, (CN28420), registration 9M-MRO.
This was the 404th Boeing 777 produced, it first flew on 14 May 2002 and was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on 31 May 2002. For the sake of the loved ones left behind, for the staff at Malaysia Airlines and for the tireless crew searching for the aircraft, I hope they find the aircraft very soon.                  GOD BLESS 

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