Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
By Molly Brauch
It’s been almost three weeks since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing. Authorities recently issued a statement that claims the aircraft’s flight ended somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Still, with so little evidence to prove any theories about the flight path or what happened aboard the plane, families of the passengers have not completely given up hope. Planes and ships from countries across the globe are engaged in a search for debris near the area where the airliner may have run out of fuel. This search has taken officials to a remote area of the ocean west of Perth, Australia, where they believe that they have seen what might be debris floating in the ocean. According to BBC News, “Thailand says its satellite images show 300 floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean, 2,700km from Perth.” The aircraft went missing on March 8, and since that day there has been nothing but grief for the families of the passengers and crew, who to this day have been offered no closure concerning the whereabouts of their loved ones. The Malaysian government has fallen under much scrutiny since the plane’s tragic disappearance, but thanks to the help of China, Australia, and other countries around the globe, the search continues, hindered only by rough weather patterns in the Indian Ocean and a tropical storm that threatens to end the investigation for good. The biggest concern for the families and officials alike is that the plane may never be found. Amelia Earhart’s infamous disappearance has never been solved. Even with modern technology, the mystery of Air France Flight 447, a 2009 flight that ended tragically by crashing into the Atlantic Ocean, was not truly solved until two years after the disaster. Hopefully, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will come to a quick end and closure will come to the families of the crew and passengers.